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INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Food, consumption, and the body in contemporary women's fiction [electronic resource] / Sarah Sceats.
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Publication Date:
2000
ISBN:
9780511017513

9780521661539

9780511033490

9780511118029

9780511048739

9780511150869
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-209) and index.
Contents:
The food of love; mothering, feeding, eating, and desire -- Cannibalism and Carter: fantasies of omnipotence -- Eating, starving and the body: Doris Lessing and others -- Sharp appetites: Margaret Atwood's consuming politics -- Food and manners: Roberts and Ellis -- Social eating: identity, communion and difference.
Abstract:
"This study explores the subtle and complex significance of food and eating in contemporary women's fiction. Sarah Sceats reveals how preoccupations with food, its consumption and the body are central to the work of writers such as Doris Lessing, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and others. Through close analysis of their fiction, Sceats examines the multiple metaphors associated with these themes, making powerful connections between food and love, motherhood, sexual desire, self-identity and social behaviour."--Jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English
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