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The evolving self in the novels of Gail Godwin

by Lihong Xie

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Godwin, Gail -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Feminism and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Self in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-234) and index.

      StatementLihong Xie.
      SeriesSouthern literary studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3557.O315 Z97 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 242 p. ;
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1105003M
      ISBN 100807119245
      LC Control Number94030115

      A common crisis that precipitates this artistic endeavor or self-exploration is a death in the family, and within renewed family relationships, either nuclear or extended, Godwin's characters defend, dismiss, or display their choices. Godwin demonstrates the effects of lack of choice in her first two novels, both violent and oppressive tales. Xie, Lihong, The Evolving Self in the Novels of Gail Godwin, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), PERIODICALS America, Decem ; Ap

      A young boy obsessed with a haunted beach shack searches for meaning amid catastrophic loss in National Book Award–finalist Godwin’s (Flora) chilling novel. Grief Cottage Gail Godwin. Grief Cottage, Gail Godwin’s latest novel, opens with a newly orphaned boy grappling with his mother’s fatal accident.. As his late mother never revealed the identity of his father, year-old Marcus is sent to an island off the coast of South Carolina to live with his great-aunt Charlotte, a reclusive artist whose paintings of seascapes and rustic summer cottages are popular with tourists.

        Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, The Good Husband, Father Melancholy's Daughter, and is also the author of The Making of a Writer: Journals, , the first of two volumes, edited by Rob has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, /5(22).   Godwin’s most recent novel, Grief Cottage, concerns an orphan named Marcus and some ghosts, but it’s really about how each of us is haunted, even when we don’t acknowledge it. Bethanne Patrick: Grief Cottage is very Southern in tone and detail, as are most of your books—but you’ve lived in the North for a long time, now.


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Studies The Evolving Self in the Novels of Gail Godwin by Lihong Xie “Lihong Xie has placed all admirers of Gail Godwin’s fiction in her debt by insightfully demonstrating how Godwin’s heroines, like the author herself, refuse to let fashionable cynics discourage them from taking the female self seriously.

Gail Godwin is the author of A Mother and Two Daughters, The Finishing School, A Southern Family, and Father Melancholy’s Daughter. Godwin has written 14 novels, two short story collections, three non-fiction books, and ten libretti.

Her primary literary accomplishments are her novels, which have included five best-sellers and three finalists for the National Book Award. Get this from a library. The evolving self in the novels of Gail Godwin.

[Lihong Xie] -- "Drawing on a rich vein of feminist theory and research, Xie illuminates Godwin's representation of female identity, the development of her vision, and the evolution of her art.

Xie's explorations. The Evolving Self describes this process of evolution in rich and human detail, concentrating especially on the internal experience of growth and transition, its costs and disruptions as well as its triumphs.

At the heart of our meaning-making activity, the book suggests, is the drawing and redrawing of the distinction between "self" and "other.".

Evolving self in the novels of Gail Godwin. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Named Person: Gail Godwin; Gail Godwin: Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File:.

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Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award nominee and the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy’s Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband, and Evenings at Five.

Gail Kathleen Godwin is an American novelist and short story writer. She has published one non-fiction work, two collections of short stories, and eleven novels, three of which have been nominated for the National Book Award and five of which have made the New York Times Bestseller List/5.

Gail Godwin (born ) is an American novelist and short story writer. Godwin has written 14 novels, two short story collections, three non-fiction books, and ten primary literary accomplishments are her novels, which have included five best-sellers and three finalists for the National Book Award.

Most of her books are realistic fiction novels that follow a character's Born: Gail Kathleen Godwin, JBirmingham, Alabama. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Southern Literary Studies: The Evolving Self in the Novels of Gail Godwin by Lihong Xie (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Evensong is easily among my top 5 favorite novels of all time. Godwin is a masterful writer who can weave spirituality, love, and sexuality into an engaging, yet unobtrusive story. I have read the book 3 times, and every time I read it, it's as though I am reading it for the first time/5(38).

Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including Publishing, a memoir, and the novels Flora, Father Melancholy's Daughter, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the /5().

The evolving nature of the book business over the past half-century, as experienced in one up-and-down career. When Harper & Row published Godwin’s (Flora,etc.) first novel inpublishing houses were still relatively genteel author had a personal relationship with her editor there and a long-term one with Knopf’s Bob Gottlieb, who published her next four books but.

On this day inGail Godwin is born in Birmingham, Alabama. Godwin’s father abandoned his family when Gail was very young.

The family lived with Godwin’s grandmother in Asheville, North. Gail Godwin’s novels (and her short fiction as well) all deal with several easily identifiable themes.

First, and most often cited perhaps, is the theme of the modern woman, her dilemma in. From the publisher: "From bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us.

The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live.

In childhood Godwin lived with her divorced mother, a writer and college literature teacher who was the model for some of Godwin’s strong female characters. Godwin studied at Peace Junior College, the University of North Carolina (B.A., ), and the University of Iowa (M.A., ; Ph.D., ).

She wrote about women smothered by marriage in the violent novel The Perfectionists () and. Gail Godwin's latest book is as much about the struggle of a female in her mid-twenties to find her life's work, as it is about writing.

As her story unfolds over a two-year period, the reader can sense the author's growth, both as a person and as a writer/5(4). Novelist Gail Godwin () has often been labeled as a feminist and Southern writer for her portrayals of women and themes common in the South. She has published 16 books over a span of 40 years of writing and in these works addresses broad questions about relationships between women and men, family, art, and was born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, on Jto.

Godwin, Gail – Ms Godwin is an American novelist and short story writer. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. Coming after the first wave attacks of women's liberation writing. After two years of writing my dissertation, "The Evolving Self: Gail Godwin's Novels as Contemporary Bildungsroman," after corresponding with Godwin, and after a brief phone conversation, I finally had the opportunity to meet her in Woodstock, New York, for a dialogue in by: 3.Gail Godwin's fifteen stories, to loosely categorize them, are all of a piece.

In fact, several pieces which all relate to her three very different novels—sometimes just skimming the shiny, frangible surfaces of her Glass People, sometimes drifting into the bizarre dimensions of .Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award nominee and the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, Violet Clay, Father Melancholy's Daughter, Evensong, The Good Husband, Evenings at Five, The Making of a Writer, Volumes 1 and 2, Unfinished Desires and Flora.

She worked briefly as a reporter for the Miami Herald, and then traveled to.