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Female Victims and Oppressors in Novels Theodor Fontane and Francois Mauriac by Susan Wansink

Female Victims and Oppressors in Novels

Theodor Fontane and Francois Mauriac by Susan Wansink

Published February 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780820436616
Hardcover
139 pages
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This book compares selected novels of Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) with those of Francois Mauriac (1885-1970), breaking new ground by revealing the strong thematic parallels and certain stylistic affinities in the authors presentations of femaleMoreThis book compares selected novels of Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) with those of Francois Mauriac (1885-1970), breaking new ground by revealing the strong thematic parallels and certain stylistic affinities in the authors presentations of female characters and society. It focuses on the female characters in Effi Briest (1895) and Therese Desqueyroux (1927) as victims of a rigid, yet degenerating patriarchal society, and on the women in Frau Jenny Treibel (1892) and Genitrix (1924) as possessive dominators. These presentations reveal the injustices and insufficiencies of a social system on the verge of decline, existent in both authors fictive worlds.