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Feminist Readings of Edith Wharton From Silence to Speech

Free Download Feminist Readings of Edith Wharton: From Silence to Speech By Dianne L. Chambers
2009 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 0230617654 | PDF | 53 MB
In this intriguing new volume, Dianne L. Chambers covers new ground on the life and literary career of Edith Wharton by examining her work against the backdrop of the significant challenges faced by women writers in America at the time. Chambers argues that Wharton’s ultimate success as a critically acclaimed writer offers a powerful, even if radically ironic, response to the repeated stories about the silencing of women found in much of her work. This book offers a close study of Wharton’s major novels written between 1905 and 1922 and illuminates how Wharton’s multi-layered narratives give her a voice and an important place in American literary history.


Edith Wharton and Genre Beyond Fiction

Free Download Laura Rattray, "Edith Wharton and Genre: Beyond Fiction"
English | 2020 | pages: 248 | ISBN: 0230361668 | PDF | 2,1 mb
Based on extensive new archival research, Edith Wharton and Genre: Beyond Fiction offers the first study of Wharton’s full engagement with original writing in genres outside those with which she has been most closely identified. So much more than an acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Wharton is reconsidered in this book as a controversial playwright, a gifted poet, a trailblazing travel writer, an innovative and subversive critic, a hugely influential design writer, and an author who overturned the conventions of autobiographical form. Her versatility across genres did not represent brief sidesteps, temporary diversions from what has long been read as her primary role as novelist. Each was pursued fully and whole-heartedly, speaking to Wharton’s very sense of herself as an artist and her connected vision of artistry and art. The stories of these other Edith Whartons, born through her extraordinary dexterity across a wide range of genres, and their impact on our understanding of her career, are the focus of this new study, revealing a bolder, more diverse, subversive and radical writer than has long been supposed.