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The troublesome woman : a study of Barbara Pym's novels and short stories

Joyce, Robin Rosemary


This dissertation offers a revisionist account of Barbara Pym's fiction written between 1935 and 1979. It is an analysis of Pym's published work and unpublished manuscripts. The thesis contends that Pym's writing has a significant feminist dimension in the way it represents women characters and challenges conventions about women's role. Pym was a consummate observer. It is argued that, consciously or unconsciously, she interpreted her observations from a feminist perspective. Unlike post-1970s...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5158f262347
Access Rights: Open Access


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