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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039003

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.001.0001

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Women of Letters

Women of Letters

Chapter:
(p.30) Women of Letters
Source:
Feminist Writings
Author(s):
Véronique Zaytzeff, Frederick Morrison

Véronique Zaytzeff

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.003.0003

Perhaps because women neither yet dare to tackle head on the great problems facing the world, nor to look very deeply inside themselves, their literature partly remains an escapist literature. One knows that, much more than men, they have always sought to create in imagination or to re-create by recollection a domain that is true to their yearnings. They have, in particular, readily looked for refuge in their childhood memories, in nature, or in dreams of love. Today we still find these themes in most of the novels written by women. Nevertheless, they are now handled in a totally different way than they were in the preceding generation....

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