It's My Party

It's My Party : Reading Twentieth Century Women's Writing

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This volume focuses on the writing, reading and reception of popular fiction by women in the 20th century. The essays survey the myriad forms of women's fiction - including the work of Dorothy Sayers, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson, Barbara Cartland, Angela Carter, Doris Lessing and Judy Blume.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 19.05mm | 204g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745306802
  • 9780745306803

About Gina Wisker

Gina Wisker is a principal lecturer in English and Womens Studies at Anglia University and has written extensively on popular culture and women's fiction.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Sexuality and representation. Authenticating romantic fiction - Lady Chatterley's daughter; it's my party - American bestsellers of the 1970s; Jean Rhys - race, gender and history; acts of defiance - celebrating lesbians; weaving our own web - demythologizing/remythologizing and magic in the work of contemporary women writers; from vases to teasets - screening women's writing. Part 2 Gender and genre. Love and marriage in the works of Winifred Holtby; croquet and serial killers - feminism and Agatha Christie; life on the streets - Pat Barker's realist fictions; radical Taoism - Ursula K. Le Guin's science fiction.
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