By Florence Ramond Jurney,Karen McPherson
The essays during this quantity supply an summary and demanding account of time-honored developments and theoretical arguments informing present investigations into literary remedies of motherhood and getting older. They discover how key levels in women’s lives—maternity and outdated age—are narrated and outlined in fictions and autobiographical writings through modern French and francophone girls. via shut readings of Maryse Condé, Hélène Cixous, Zahia Rahmani, Linda Lê, Pierrette Fleutieux, and Michèle Sarde, between others, those essays research similar issues similar to dispossession, woman friendship, and women’s relationships with their moms. by means of adopting a large, artificial method of those designated and defining levels in women’s lives, this quantity elucidates how those major transitional moments set the level for women’s evolving definitions (and interrogations) in their identities and roles.
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