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Author Fulmer, Jacqueline, 1965-
Title Folk women and indirection in Morrison, Ní Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin / Jacqueline Fulmer.
Imprint Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]

Author Fulmer, Jacqueline, 1965-
Subject Morrison, Toni -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ní Dhuibhne, Éilís, 1954- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lavin, Mary, 1912-1996 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History.
Women and literature -- England -- History.
Literature and folklore.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature.
Women in literature.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 207 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-198) and index.
Contents 1. Impossible Stories for Impossible Conversations -- Introduction -- Parallel binaries, parallel subversions -- Chapter overview -- 2. Rhetorical Indirection: Roots and Routes -- Back to the beginning -- Indirection in the context of previous criticism -- Impossible conversations made possible -- Indirection in folklore as an answer to censorship -- Terms of indirection in African American, Irish, and postcolonial writing -- Historical parallels -- Loss of rights coinciding with suppression of language and culture -- Obstacles to expression for African American and Irish women writers -- Rediscovered gardens -- 3. Folk Women versus the Authorities -- Throwing the binary back -- Zora Neale Hurston: "He can read my writing but he sho' can't read my mind" -- Mary Lavin: "Sly civility" from an Irish village -- Censorship, condescension, and the spleen of a saint -- Folk influences in Mary O'Grady -- Mary battles the Otherworld -- Morrison's ancestors and a giggling witch -- Éilís Ní Dhuibhne : the wife, the witch, and the changeling -- Fairy tales for a postmodern world -- How to dump a goat -- Unmaking the world in The Bray house.
4. Otherworld Women on Sex and Religion -- Sex advice from mermaids -- Hurston's divine mermaid Erzulie -- "Cleweless" : Lavin's Onny defies convention -- Ní Dhuibhne's pub Mermaid -- "The two shall be as one" : Morrison's seaside duo, Celestial and L -- 5. Reproducing Wise Women -- Folk women with "ancient properties" -- Anti-Marys in Hurston and Lavin -- Jenny as a younger wise woman and Virgin Mary figure in The Bray house -- Paradise : Morrison's folk "Marys" -- Ní Dhuibhne's midwife : delivering ambiguity -- Morrison's midwives : freedom from the binaries within midwives in Paradise and a fetus named "Che" -- 6. Final Indirections.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780754687139 (electronic bk.)
0754687139 (electronic bk.)
9780754655374 (alk. paper)
0754655377 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 606914337
Additional Format Print version: Fulmer, Jacqueline, 1965- Folk women and indirection in Morrison, Ní Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007 (DLC) 2007025771 (OCoLC)145732940

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