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British and Irish Women Writers and the Women's Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times

By Jill Franks

British and Irish Women Writers and the Women's Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times

British and Irish Women Writers and the Women's Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times

By Jill Franks
McFarland & Company
220 pages
$53.50

“In the third wave, Irish writers express the frustrations of their cultural identity. Nuala O’Faolain’s My Dream of You takes her protagonist back to Ireland to heal her psychic wounds. In England, Thatcherism had created a materialistic culture that eroded many feminists’ socialist values. Fay Weldon’s Big Woman satirizes the demise of second-wave idealism, asking where feminism can go from here.”

From the publisher

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