1970s Feminist Fiction

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This chapter surveys British feminist fiction of the 1970s, offering an analysis of its political and cultural contexts, exploring emerging definitions of the feminist text, and identifying the period's key themes and concerns. It concludes with a close reading of three texts: Eva Figes' 'Days', Michele Roberts' 'A Piece of the Night', and Zoe Fairbairns' 'Benefits'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 1970s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction
EditorsNick Hubble, John McLeod, Philip Tew
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781441133915
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameThe decades series


  • British feminist fiction
  • contemporary women's writing
  • second wave feminism


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