Synopses & Reviews
With this powerful and provocative book the authors of the classic The Madwoman in the Attic launch a landmark three-volume overview of modern literature in England and America, bringing feminist theory to bear on writings by men as well as women. In Volume One Gilbert and Gubar survey the social, literary, and linguistic conflicts between men and women that mark modernism, examining the work of writers from Alfred Lord Tennyson and Charlotte Bronte to Robert Lowell and May Sarton.
The first book in a landmark three-volume work that brings feminist theory to bear on modern literature in English. Focusing on both male and female writers, Gilbert and Gubar here survey social, literary, and linguistic conflicts between the sexes as revealed in texts by nineteenth--and twentieth-century writers from Tennyson to Woolf, from Hemingway to Plath.