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Imelda Whelehan provides an overview of popular feminist fiction from the late 1960s to the end of the 1990s, looking at how key feminist texts such as The Women's Room, Kinflicks and Fear of Flying have influenced popular contemporary works such as Bridget Jones' Diary and Sex and the City. Whelehan reconsiders the links between the politics of feminist thought, action and writing and creative writing over the past thirty years and suggests that even so-called post-feminist writing owes an enormous debt to feminism's second wave.

About the Author

Imelda Whelehan is Professor of English and Women's Studies at De Montfort University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction * Sex and the Single Girl * Burnt Offerings: The Emergence of Radical Feminism * Mad Housewives * Women's Spaces: Marilyn French, Erica Jong and Marge Piercy * Flying: Erica Jong and Lisa Alther * Forbidden Fruit: Sexuality * Crashing of the Superwoman: the 1980s * Where Have all the Feminists Gone?: The Anxiety of Affluence * Hooray for the Singletons! * Urban Sex * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403911223
Editor:
Whelehan, Imelda
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Whelehan, Imelda
Author:
Whelehan, Imelda
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Feminist
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Feminist fiction, American
Subject:
Women and literature -- United States.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.517 in

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Reference
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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