Living With Men : A Novel

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dc.contributor.author Riley, Mary Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-03T14:56:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-03T14:56:26Z
dc.date.issued 1980-05
dc.identifier.other 1980 .R453
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/794
dc.description 222 leaves. Advisor: Hilary Masters en
dc.description.abstract This is a work of fiction based uopn autobiographical materials. George Santayana said, "To embroider upon experience is not to bear false witness to oneself." It is a first person narrative with the general theme of family llfe, the protagonist represents the rewards and limitations of living with a man and raising young men. Her counterpart, now dead, devoted herself to it career rather than family life. Flashbacks to their common experience in deciphering coded messages during wartime serves as a literary device leading to the 'deciphering' of the dead woman's character. The style is episodic and informal, relying heavily on dialogue. The introspective insights might place it in the tradition of Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway." As a book reviewer for the past decade, I have had access to a good deal of Feminist literature. While not specifically in that genre, my book does address the questions raised by such contemporary authors as Midge Dector and Doris Lessing. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1980
dc.subject American literature en
dc.subject Family--Fiction en
dc.subject Men--Fiction en
dc.title Living With Men : A Novel en
dc.type Thesis en


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