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By Lidia Curti

Exploring women's narratives from an leading edge feminist standpoint, Female tales, woman Bodies combines idea and textual statement in a wide-ranging interrogation of illustration and id, gender and style. Cultural critic Lidia Curti takes us via a various variety of texts in a wide spectrum of media and genres, drawing on feminist, psychoanalytic, postmodern, and postcolonial conception in a tough and rigorous dialogue of such issues as hybridity and monstrosity, the female and male gaze, melancholia, wish, and paranoia.

From Angela Carter and Toni Morrison to Jeanette Winterson and Jane Bowles, from daylight hours t.v. to Shakespearean drama, Curti examines variegated "textualities" looking for the "spaces and instances" that narrative occupies in women's lives. Following de Certeau's dictum that "our tales order our global, supplying the mimetic and legendary constructions for experience," she argues that ladies needs to retrace their means within the interminable plurality of lady narrative texts as a technique for resisting the "official" closure of girl identification. Female tales, girl Bodies takes us on this sort of trip, bringing the physique of lady narrative to undergo at the lived reviews of girls everywhere.

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