ERIC Number: ED084550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Images of Women in Fiction Feminist Perspectives.
Cornillon, Susan Koppelman, Ed.
Divided into four sections, this book, which examines women's literature, depicts the roles women have been forced to assume in society and are now beginning to occupy. "Woman as Heroine" consists of analyses of traditional views of women with discussions of myths of women, stereotypes of women's roles, needs, attributes, and potentials. "The Invisible Woman" investigates the roles women are forced to play in much fiction--as the Other, the thing, as symbol, or as non-cognating phenomenon for the hero to test himself against. "The Woman as Hero" reveals women as working; being political; creating; living in relationships with other women; being alive; adventuresome, self-determining, growing; making significant choices; questioning and finding viable answers and solutions; being human beings. "Feminist Aesthetics" provides statements revealing portions of the credo and manifesto of women in which women's desires, determinations, and abilities to achieve their goals are indicated. Twenty-two women authors contributed to the essays and six women compiled the bibliography of women writers before and of the twentieth century which concludes this volume. (HOD)
Descriptors: Characterization, Cultural Images, Females, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Literary Mood, Literature, Sex Discrimination, Stereotypes, Womens Studies
Bowling Green University Popular Press, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 ($10.00)
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