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Metamorphosizing the Novel

Kay Boyle's Narrative Innovations

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Marilyn Elkins

Kay Boyle was an active participant in the «Lost Generation» and experimental modernism. Yet her texts force readers to consider the underlying connections between their private lives and political events. Drawing upon current literary theory, this study analyzes Boyle's innovative narrative strategies. Professor Elkins considers the relationship between Boyle's feminist ideology and her critical reception and illuminates those points where aesthetic values and gender politics intersect.