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Patriarchal representations : gender and discourse in Pirandello's theatre /
Margaret Günsberg.
imprint
Oxford ; Providence : Berg, 1994.
description
xvii, 228 p. : ill.
ISBN
0854963405
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imprint
Oxford ; Providence : Berg, 1994.
isbn
0854963405
catalogue key
434719
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
This contemporary feminist reading of an important modern European writer and dramatist illustrates a variety of methods that could be applied to other authors' texts as well. Günsberg examines the representation of gender relations in Pirandello's writing and reassesses his status as an avant garde author, arguing that while he can certainly be described as avant garde on the level of dramatic form, he cannot be said to innovate at the more covert level of gender relations.
Main Description
This contemporary feminist reading of an important modern European writer and dramatist illustrates a variety of methods that could be applied to other authors' texts as well. G nsberg examines the representation of gender relations in Pirandello's writing and reassesses his status as an avant garde author, arguing that while he can certainly be described as avant garde on the level of dramatic form, he cannot be said to innovate at the more covert level of gender relations.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Weeping Madonnas: The Narrative Problemp. 3
Introduction: Problematization of Female Sexualityp. 3
Female Desire and (or) Motherhoodp. 12
Womanhood is Motherhoodp. 19
Asexuality and Motherhoodp. 26
The Father of the Text: The Narrative Solutionp. 34
Introduction: Subjectivity/Masculinityp. 34
Author/izing the Female Objectp. 39
Monologosp. 51
Camaraderie in Competition: Male Bonding and Male Rivalryp. 64
Introduction: Conditions of Bonding/Rivalryp. 64
Male Bonding and Male Rivalryp. 66
Male Policingp. 83
Danger, Women at Workp. 100
Introduction: Inside vs Outsidep. 100
Female Characters at Workp. 103
Leisured Female Charactersp. 120
Reconstructing the Family: The Power of Speech in Six Characters in Search of an Authorp. 137
Introduction: Family Mattersp. 137
Methodologyp. 151
Analysisp. 154
Behind the Veil: Body Politics in Six Characters in Search of an Authorp. 164
Introduction: Body Politicsp. 164
The Dramatic Textp. 166
Methodologyp. 170
Analysisp. 174
Conclusionp. 192
Appendix: 'Feminism': An Analysisp. 195
Appendix: 'Feminism' by Pirandellop. 204
Bibliography: Pirandello's playsp. 208
Bibliography: English Translationsp. 209
Bibliography: Secondary Textsp. 211
Indexp. 218
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