Verging on the Abyss: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton by Mary Elizabeth Papke (Hardback, 1990)
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- DescriptionWhile neither Kate Chopin r Edith Wharton can be called feminist writers, each did produce female moral art, writings that focus relentlessly on the dialectics of social relations and the position of women therein. Mary Papke analyzes their disintegrative visions through detailed readings of virtually all of their vels and several of their shorter works. Unlike comparable writers of their time, theirs was a npolemical but netheless political art in which disruption of the rules of masculine/feminine discourse and the hegemonic world view are deeply but obviously embedded within character, plot, and theme. Papke begins with a brief examination of the ideology of true womanhood, which, she argues, permeates Chopin's and Wharton's fiction and world views. The remainder of her work offers an ideological reading of their social fiction in which their characters search for states of liminality, where they might achieve, however momentarily, automy. Repeatedly, Papke argues, these states of liminality are literally encoded into images of characters positioned on the edge of an abyss that then becomes a repository of multiple meanings. The author presents Chopin's and Wharton's female discourse as radical art because it dares to defy that which is both alienating and destructive. Papke's provocative analysis will be of interest t only to Wharton and Chopin scholars, but also to those working in the fields of feminist and women's studies. It will also interest scholars and students of American studies, particularly those working on late nineteenth and early twentieth century literature.
- Author BiographyMARY E. PAPKE is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is also assistant editor of Literature and Psychology. Ms. Papke has contributed articles and essays to Approaches to Teaching Chopin's 'The Awakening', Literature and Psychology, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Telos, and The Sean O'Casey Review.
- Author(s)Mary Elizabeth Papke
- Date of Publication21/09/1990
- Series TitleContributions in Women's Studies
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 119
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight356 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
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