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Gendered Narrative Subjectivity

Some Hungarian and American Women Writers

Edit Zsadányi

This book wants to make Hungarian women writers accessible to an English-speaking public and presents interpretations of Hungarian and American literary texts by writers such as Margit Kaffka, Anna Lesznai, Jolán Földes, Zsuzsa Rakovszky, Agáta Gordon, Virág Erdős, Zsuzsa Forgács, Alaine Polcz, Gertrude Stein, Kathy Acker and Jhumpa Lahiri. In literary narratives it is possible to represent female political interests in a decentered narrative subjectivity. The book illustrates that literary narratives readily accept the contradictory nature of identity issues and create an exciting and complex network of articulating female voices.
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Acker, Kathy, Don Quixote (New York: Grove Press, 1986).

Aczel, Richard, ‘Hearing Voices in Narrative Texts’ New Literary History, 29/3 (1998), 467–500.

Aczel Richard, ‘Understanding as Over-hearing: Towards a Dialogics of Voice’ New Literary History, 32/3 (2001), 597–617.

Althusser, Louis, Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays (London: New Left Books, 1971).

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