National and Female Identity in Canadian Literature, 1965-1980: The Fiction of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel

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This study analyzes fiction published by Canadian women writers during the years 1965-1980 arguing that their fiction was appreciated in that era according to understandings of successful female and national identities achieved by an emphasis on conventions of romance at the expense of realism's more pointed skepticism.

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"Gault offers some valuable insights into the ways both writers and critics were responding to the pressures of their social context." (Prof. Phebe Davidson University of South Carolina - Aiken) In graceful, colloquial prose, Gault produces an eminently readable account of this fascinating subject in a comprehensive and judicious approach." (Prof. Dan Dervin University of Mary Washington)"

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Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
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