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dc.contributor.authorCvitanovich, Lynley
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07T19:47:04Z
dc.date.available2019-01-07T19:47:04Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14161
dc.description.abstractThe thesis is concerned with the work of two feminist writers. The conceptual tools of a socialist feminist critique are applied to the selected fiction of Edith Grossmann and Jean Devanny. Grossmann's novels were written in the late 1890's and early 1900's. Devanny's New Zealand novels were written in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The major aim of the thesis is to illustrate that the protest fiction of Grossmann and Devanny is inextricably linked to the realities of life for women, in the period within which they were writing. In contrast to traditional literary criticism, and to Marxist aesthetics applied in isolation, it sees the need to develop an understanding of the specific problems of women within capitalist patriarchy. The attempted synthesis of radical feminist and aspects of Marxist analysis points toward such a progressive development.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectWomen authorsen_US
dc.subjectFeminism and literatureen_US
dc.subjectDevanny, Jean, 1894-1962en_US
dc.subjectGrossmann, Edith Searle, 1863-1931.en_US
dc.subjectCriticism and interpretationen_US
dc.titleBreaking the silence : protest in the feminist fiction of two New Zealand women writers : a thesis ... for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M. A.)en_US


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