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Woman's Journey Toward Self and Its Literary Exploration

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Barbara Keller

This dissertation examines a number of mainly twentieth-century novels written by women whose works reflect the problem of woman's identity and its fictional representation. It analyses the confrontation of the authors and their protagonists respectively with the old values imposed upon them, their struggle to free themselves, and their search for appropriate ways of expressing their insights into new concepts of female identity.
Contents: The Writing Woman and the Myths - The Rejection of the Myths - The Consequences of the Rejection - The Confrontation with Myth.