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Writing the Meal

Dinner in the Fiction of Twentieth-Century Women Writers

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Writing the Meal by Diane Elizabeth McGee
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In most cultures, women are in charge of meals and the rituals and customs surrounding meals. This work explores the importance of dinners and other meals in fiction by Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf and other women writing at the turn of the 20th century. Diane McGee proposes that the depiction of meals has particular significance and resonance for women writers, and that these presentations of meals reflect larger concerns about women's domestic and public roles in a time of social and cultural change. Dinners serve as both a metaphor for the work of art and a source of inspiration for the fictional artist, while some works of fiction can be read as meals offered to the reader. As part of a larger domestic experience, dinners propose a new artistic language, which can be a crucial component of 20th-century women's art.

Author Biography

Diane McGee is Associate Dean, John Abbott College, Ste.Anne de Bellevue, Quebec.
Release date NZ
January 10th, 2002
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
221
Dimensions
152x229x17
ISBN-13
9780802085764
Product ID
1837209

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