- Title: Living Stories, Telling Lives: Women and the Novel in Contemporary Experience
- Author: Joanne S. Frye
- Released: 1986-12-01
- Pages: 264
- ISBN: 0472100734
- ISBN13: 978-0472100736
- ASIN: 0472100734
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This scholarly work focuses on the plot expectations imposed by sexual stereotypes in novels about women. After detailing ways in which assumptions about women's lives determine the kinds of stories told about them, Frye examines six contemporary English-language novels that, she believes, avoid traditional plots and show women achieving a sense of self not based on culturally imposed notions of femininity. Frye's thesis is provocative and her discussions of such novelists as Morrison, Drabble, and Lessing are illuminating, but the complex argument and scholarly tone make this a book for graduate and large undergraduate collections. Susan Thach Dean, Fine Arts Div., Chicago P.L.
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