Shape-Shifting Tales: Michele Roberts's Monstrous Women (Paperback)
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Shape-Shifting Tales: Michele Roberts's Monstrous Women (Paperback)

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Paperback 127 Pages / Published: 27/10/2010
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This book provides an analysis of the representation of women's bodies and their monstrous metamorphoses in selected short stories by contemporary English writer Michele Roberts. The author explores the relationship between traditional fairy tales such as the Grimm Brothers' and Charles Perrault's, the lives of female saints and Roberts's counter-narratives, focussing on the analysis of images of sublimed fleshliness and of acts of monstrous violence on the body. The book takes into account relevant Women's Studies criticism regarding the mother-daughter relationship, as Roberts's stories question the role of mother figures in traditional fairy tales and hagiography and at the same time rework the concept of motherhood itself.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034305686
Number of pages: 127
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm
Edition: New edition

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