The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development
edited by Elizabeth Abel, Marianne Hirsch and Elizabeth Langland
Brandeis University Press, 1983
Paper: 978-0-87451-251-9
Library of Congress Classification PR830.W6V69 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.0099287

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Questions of female development shape women’s studies in many fields as women seek to define those forces which mold their experiences. Surprisingly, this is the first book to study systematically and from a comparative perspective the female novel of development, or Bildungsroman. Prevailing definitions of the Bildungsroman derive from the conceptions of development based on male experience. The book offers an expanded generic model that incorporates the distinctively female patterns of realization and failed realization which emerge from the limited social opportunities depicted in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century novel and from the particular features of women’s maturation as revealed by recent feminist psychoanalytic research.
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