Liminal Spaces

Liminal Spaces

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This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of the work of Carol Shields. Arguing against enduring conceptions of Shieldsa€™s fiction as celebratory domestic miniaturism, the study presents her work as more expansive and equivocal than has sometimes been recognised, reading her texts as a€œliminal spacesa€ situated on a series of formal and thematic borders. Close attention is paid to Shieldsa€™s stylistic experimentation, to her subversions of auto/biography and historiography, and to the significance of her critical writing, while works which have previously received very little analysis, such as her early poetry collections, are also examined. Intertextual links between Shieldsa€™s work and that of a range of other writers including Phillip Larkin, Iris Murdoch, Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood are identified and explored, and the study also draws extensively on manuscript materials which give an insight into Shieldsa€™s working methods and extend debate about her experiments with narrative perspective and genre-mixing.The Double Art of Carol Shields Alex Ramon. CHAPTER FIVE CONSTRUCTING a€œAUTO/BIOGRAFICTIONa€: EARLY ESSAYS, THE STONE DIARIES AND LARRYa#39;S PARTY The conflict ... lies in the notion of how we determine the value of aanbsp;...

Title:Liminal Spaces
Author:Alex Ramon
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-10-02


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