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In recent decades the vision of Austen as a subversive or rebellious author has appeared most forcefully in the varied scholarship of feminist literary critics. Some feminists have fashioned an Austen more closely linked to what Juliet Mitchell has called 'The Longest Revolution' (the women's movement) than to the French Revolution; others have vehemently disagreed. Jane A ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Anita
This book called me from the shelves in the Uni library and I simply had to read it. Because I love Jane Austen and feminism, so both things together are perfect for me. Also, I was curious for what they would argue about her books being discourses of feminism, because I know that she is a very problematic author for modern feminists. I mean, all her characters end up in very conventional marriages.

Throughout this book, different scholars discuss all her books and how they are feminist discourse
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Devoney Looser (pronounced DEV-oh-nee LOE-sir) is Professor of English at Arizona State University. She's written books and essays on women writers, especially Jane Austen, and women in sport, especially roller derby. She claims no expertise on what Jane Austen would have had to say about tattoos.
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