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Author Philips, Deborah.

Title Women''s Fiction 1945-2005 : Writing Romance.

Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (169 pages).
Series Continuum Literary Studies
Continuum literary studies.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 What did Women Want?: Post-war Masculinity in the Woman's Novel of the 1950s; 2 'Mothers without Partners': The Single Mother Novel of the 1960s; 3 'She's Leaving Home': The College Novel of the 1970s; 4 Shopping as Work: The Sex and Shopping Novel of the 1980s; 5 Keeping the Home Fires Burning: The Aga-saga and the Domestic Romance of the 1990s; 6 Shopping for Men: The Single Woman Novel; 7 Resentful Daughters: The Post-feminist Novel?; 8 Afterword; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary Organised around each decade of the post war period, this book analyses novels written by and for women from 1945 to the present. Each chapter identifies a specific genre in popular fiction for women which marked that period and provides case studies focusing on writers and texts which enjoyed a wide readership. Despite their popularity, these novels remain largely outside the ''canon'' of women''s writing, and are often unacknowledged by feminist literary criticism. However, these texts clearly touched a nerve with a largely female readership, and so offer a means of charting the changes in i.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-154) and index.
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Subject English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Women -- Books and reading.
Chronological Term 1900 - 2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Philips, Deborah. Women''s Fiction 1945-2005 : Writing Romance. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2007 9780826499967
ISBN 9781441149510 (electronic bk.)
1441149511 (electronic bk.)
0826487467
9780826487469
0826499961 (pbk.)
9780826499967 (pbk.)