Daughters of Decadence : Women Writers of the Fin De Siecle (Paperback)

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Publisher Rutgers University Press
Mfg Part# 9780813520186
SKU 30176976
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813520185
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Author Info
Elaine Showalter
Elaine Showalter was named as head of the prestigious Modern Language Association in 1997. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1962, earned her M.A from Brandeis University in 1964, and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis, in 1970. She has taught in the English department at Rutgers. A noted feminist literary critic, she introduced the term "gynocritics" and has been an editor of "Signs: Journal of Women". She has been a professor of English at Princeton.
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Editors Note At the turn of the century, short stories by--and often about--"New Women" flooded the pages English and American magazines such as the Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, and the Yellow Book. This daring new fiction, often innovative in form and courageous in its candid representations of female sexuality, marital discontent, and feminist protest, shocked Victorian critics, who denounced the authors as "literary degenerates" or "erotomaniacs." This collection brings together twenty of the most original and important stories from this period. The writers included in this highly readable volume are Kate Chopin, Victoria Cross, George Egerton, Julia Constance Fletcher, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand, Vernon Lee, Ada Leverson, Charlotte Mew, Olive Schreiner, Edith Wharton, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Mabel E. Wotton. As Elaine Showalter shows in her introduction, the short fiction of the Fin-de-Siecle is the missing link between the Golden Age of Victorian women writers and the new era of feminist modernism. Elaine Showalter is a professor of English at Princeton University. She is the author of A Literature of Their Own, The Female Malady, and other books, and editor of Alternative Alcott, a volume in the American Women Writers Series
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0348
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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