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Merlin's Daughters: Contemporary Women Writers of Fantasy (Contributions in Criminology and Penology)

Spivack, Charlott

Published by Praeger
ISBN 10: 0313241945 / ISBN 13: 9780313241949
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Title: Merlin's Daughters: Contemporary Women ...

Publisher: Praeger

Binding: Hardcover

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Series: Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Num Pages: 196 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; DSK. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 166 x 242 x 17. Weight in Grams: 454. . 1987. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780313241949

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The relationship between fantasy and the feminine is explored in this compelling study of women writers of the genre. Spivak provides a revisioning of such archetypes as the wizard, the hero, and the dragon, and considers why women writers are currently dominating this field formerly occupied almost exclusively by men, as well as how women readers identify with the enchanted quest. Chapters provide a feminist perspective and analysis of leading women fantasists of the past two decades as well as promising new voices.

The relationship between fantasy and the feminine is explored in this compelling study of women writers of the genre. Spivak provides a revisioning of such archetypes as the wizard, the hero, and the dragon, and considers why women writers are currently dominating this field formerly occupied almost exclusively by men, as well as how women readers identify with the enchanted quest. Chapters provide a feminist perspective and analysis of leading women fantasists of the past two decades as well as promising new voices.

About the Author: CHARLOTTE SPIVACK is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts.

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