Fell, Alison S. (2003) The perils of a Room of One's Own : space in Simone de Beauvoir's L'invitee, Le Sang des Autres and Les Bouches Inutiles. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 39 (3). pp. 267-277. ISSN 1471-6860Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the contradictory representation of female space in Simone de Beauvoir's 1940s fiction. While Beauvoir generally supports Virginia Woolf's "room of one's own" as an ideal environment for women seeking intellectual independence, her fictional rooms are frequently spaces of claustrophobic imprisonment in which women suffer physical or mental breakdowns. This ambiguity in Beauvoir's wartime writings is intimately related, I suggest, to her changing conceptions of the self–other relation in this period.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Forum for Modern Language Studies|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Beauvoir ; Woolf ; space ; France ; feminism ; war ; occupation ; invitée ; sang ; bouches|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > European Languages & Cultures|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2008 16:50|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 13:54|
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