Table of contents for Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction : from Atwood to Morrison / Sharon Rose Wilson.

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Previous Publications:
Margaret Atwood?s Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics (1993, 1994)
Approaches to Teaching Margaret Atwood?s The Handmaid?s Tale and Other Works (1996)
Margaret Atwood?s Textual Assassinations: Recent Poetry and Fiction (2003)
Dedication to
	Rose Wilson and Stephen Wilson-Brown
Contents
Introduction										 1
Chapter One: Atwood?s Monstrous, Dismembered, Cannibalized, and 		16
	(Sometimes) Reborn Female Bodies: The Robber Bride and Other 
	Texts
	An Overview of Atwood?s Use of Fairy-Tales and Myths
	The Grimms? ?The Robber Bridegroom? in The Robber Bride
	?Fitcher?s Bird? and The Parodic Great Goddess
	
Chapter Two: Fitcher?s and Frankenstein?s Gaze in Atwood?s Oryx and Crake	43
	
	The Grimms? ?Fitcher?s Bird? 
 
 Frankenstein?s Gaze: Legend, Media, and Fiction
Chapter Three: The Writer as Crone Goddess in Atwood?s The Penelopiad 	 66
	
	and Lessing?s Memoirs of a Survivor 				 	 		
	The Odyssey and Creation, Goddess, and Hero Myth in Atwood?s The 
		Penelopiad
	Lessing?s Memoirs of a Survivor
Chapter Four: Mythic Quests for the Word and Postcolonial Identity:		89
 
 Lessing?s The Story of Colonel Dann, Mara?s Daughter, Griot 
 
 and The Snow Dog and Morrison?s Beloved		 					
 The Power of Story in The Story of Colonel Dann, Mara?s Daughter, 
 
 	Griot and Snow Dog
	
	Goddess Myth and ?Sleeping Beauty? in Morrison?s Beloved 
Chapter Five: Erdrich?s Community as Home: The Wizard of Oz,	The		114
 	Ramayana, and Greek and Native American Myth in The Beet Queen
Chapter Six: Silenced Women in Rosario Ferre?s The Youngest Doll: ?Sleeping 	130
	Beauty,??The Red Shoes,? Cinderella,? ?Fitcher?s Bird?
	
	?The Youngest Doll? and ?Sleeping Beauty?
	
	?The Poisoned Story? and ?Amalia?
Chapter Seven: Enchantment, Transformation, and Rebirth in Iris Murdoch?s	154
	
	The Green Knight
	
	?Gawain and the Green Knight,? The Green Man, ?Hansel and Gretel,? 
	
		?Sleeping Beauty,? ?Rapunzel? and Other Tales
Chapter Eight: Bluebeard?s Forbidden Room in Rhys?s Wide Sargasso Sea 	177	
	
	The Grimms? ?Fitcher?s Bird?
	
	The Desecrated Great Goddess
Chapter Nine: Fairy Tales and Myth in Keri Hulme?s The Bone People		193
	
	?Rapunzel,? Mother Papa, Maui, The Fisher King, Indiana Jones, 
 
 	and Grail legend
 
Conclusion 									 	 213
Works Cited										 219

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lessing, Doris May, 1919- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Morrison, Toni -- Criticism and interpretation.
Feminism and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
Fairy tales in literature.
Myth in literature.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- English-speaking countries.
Sex role in literature.