The Forgotten Generation: French Women Writers of the Inter-war Period

The Forgotten Generation: French Women Writers of the Inter-war Period

by Jennifer E. Milligan

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Overview

As a wave of open misogyny swept through French literature and society in the aftermath of the Great War, a new generation of professional women writers took up pen to redress the situation. They disputed the prescriptive social and cultural roles ascribed to women and proposed inspiring new definitions of womanhood. Many critics today are oblivious to women's literary achievements during this period, which remain subject to severe critical neglect. This book analyzes and challenges the way in which these important women writers have been marginalized in the annals of French literary history and offers fresh readings and reappraisals of their thematically and aesthetically innovative works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859731185
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/1997
Series: Berg French Studies Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Jennifer E. Milligan Jennifer Milligan,Lecturer at St. John's College, Oxford

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