Hopeful Grief: The Prospect of a Postmodernist Feminism in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina

King, Vincent
September 2000
Southern Literary Journal;Fall2000, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p122
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses postmodern feminism in Dorothy Allison's book 'Bastard Out of Carolina.' Portrayal of a South Carolina family besieged by poverty, violence and incest; Chapters that appear to have little connection to each other; Prevention of the novel from exploiting the subject of incest; How Allison has made reinvented the incest story.


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