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How does one trap the pleasant irony of Edith Wharton's prose or the spare lyricism of Kate Chopin's? Kathleen Wheeler demanding situations the reader to test with a extra imaginitive approach to literary feedback in an effort to understand extra absolutely writers of the Modernist and past due Realist interval. In interpreting the artistic works of 7 girls writers from the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, Wheeler by no means shall we the secret and magic of literature be triumph over via dry serious analysis.

Modernist girls Writers and Narrative Art starts off by way of comparing how Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, and Willa Cather all engaged in an ironic critique of realism. They explored the inadequacies of this kind in expressing human event and published its hidden, usually contradictory, assumptions. development at the origin that Wharton, Chopin, and Cather validated, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield, Stevie Smith, and Jane Bowles introduced literature into the period we now examine modernism. Drawing on insights from feminist thought, deconstructionism and revisions of latest historicism, Kathleen Wheeler finds a literary culture wealthy in narrative process and stylistic sophistication.

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