Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621-1982

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Bernard Schweizer
Ashgate, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 228 pages
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Epic has long been regarded as the exclusive domain of the male literary genius and as an incarnation of patriarchal values. This text challenges such a hegemonic stereotype by demonstrating the ways in which women writers have successfully adapted the masculine epic tradition to suit their own needs.

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BERNARD SCHWEIZER is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Long Island University.

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