The Secret Self

The Secret Self : A Century of Short Stories by Women

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Secret visions and unwelcome realities, individual desires and family restrictions. In this immensely readable selection of stories by modern women writers, several, including Grace Paley and Joyce Carol Oates, portray the adult world through a child's eyes. Another enduring theme is a their powerful sense of place, with stories by Anita Desai, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Elizabeth Jane Howard combining rich local detail with glimpses of the world beyond the secret self. Includes stories by Alice Walker, Alice Munro, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Katherine Mansfield, Willa Cather, Doris Lessing, Jean Rhys, Nadine Gordimer, Elizabeth Taylor, Ruth Prawer, Janet Frame and Ahdaf Soueif.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753828200
  • 9780753828205

About Hermione Lee

Hermione Lee grew up in London and read English at Oxford. She has lectured at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, at Liverpool University and at York University, where she is Professor of English Literature. She is well known as a critic, broadcaster and reviewer.
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