Women Writers and National Identity: Bachmann, Duden, Özdamar by Stephanie BirdWomen Writers and National Identity: Bachmann, Duden, Özdamar by Stephanie Bird

Women Writers and National Identity: Bachmann, Duden, Özdamar

byStephanie Bird

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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Stephanie Bird presents a detailed analysis of the twin themes of female and national identity within the works of three major twentieth-century German-language women writers. Bird stresses the importance of understanding ambiguity, tension and contradiction in the fictional narratives of Ingeborg Bachmann, Anne Duden and Emine Özdamar. She studies the three writers closely and draws on feminist theory and psychoanalysis to clarify the complex nature of individual identity. This book will be of interest to literary and women's studies scholars as well as Germanists.

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Title:Women Writers and National Identity: Bachmann, Duden, ÖzdamarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521109884

ISBN - 13:9780521109888

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Ingeborg Machmann: the Todesarten Prose: 1. Franza and the righteous servant; 2. On sharks and shame; 3. Malina: experience and feminism; Part II. Anne duden: The Suffering Body: 4. The short stories: thoughts on the body and ethics; 5. Desire and complicity in Das Judasschaf; Part III. Emine Özdamar: Performance and Metaphor: 6. Tradition out of context; 7. Metaphor's creative spark; Conclusion: das war es; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Well written, well argued, and well researched, this book offers excellent analysis of selected novels and stories by three very different authors... This book serves a necessary function in suggesting fruitful directions for feminist scholarship." Choice