The Repair of the World

The Repair of the World : The Novels of Marge Piercy

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In Marge Piercy's work, the repair of the world involves an affirmation of a healing and nurturing principle, sometimes depicted as matriarchal, but generally not gender-bound. In this book, the first comprehensive, critical survey of all of Piercy's fiction to date (including her newest novel, The Longings of Women), the author places Piercy in American literary history and in American neofeminist thought. She also highlights Piercy's analysis of power patterns in intimate relationships and in society, and constructions of sexuality and gender as they relate to issues of class and ethnicity. Situated within a feminist discursive space, The Repair of the World both builds on and challenges earlier Piercy criticism.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 14.22mm | 489.88g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0313292574
  • 9780313292576

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Going Down Fast (1969) Dance the Eagle to Sleep (1970) Small Changes (1973) Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) The High Cost of Living (1978) Vida (1979) Braided Lives (1982) Fly Away Home (1984) Gone to Soldiers (1987) Summer People (1989) He, She and It (1991) The Longings of Women (1994) Conclusion Works Cited Index
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..."this is an excellent and useful study of Piercy's fiction."-SFRA Review ?...this is an excellent and useful study of Piercy's fiction.?-SFRA Review .,."this is an excellent and useful study of Piercy's fiction."-SFRA Review
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About Kerstin Westerlund Shands

KERSTIN W. SHANDS teaches English and American literature at Stockholm University. She holds a doctorate in English from Uppsala University, Sweden, and is the author of several books on North American women writers and feminist theory, including Voices and Visions in Feminist Theory (1992), Awakening Women: North American Women Writers of the 20th Century (1992), and Escaping the Castle of Patriarchy: Patterns of Development in the Novels of Gail Godwin (1990). Her current project aims to explore the significance of spatial metaphors in feminist texts.
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