The Buried Madonna: Matricide and Maternal Power in the Novels of Michele Roberts.

Cain, Ruth (2013) The Buried Madonna: Matricide and Maternal Power in the Novels of Michele Roberts. Women's Studies, 42 (4). pp. 408-438. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00497878.2013.772875

Abstract

The article presents literary criticism of the books "Daughters of the House" and "Impossible Saints" by Michèle Roberts. It references the psychoanalytic theory of the dead psychic mother as developed by philosopher André Green. According to the author, Roberts' novels highlight the denigration of maternity in popular culture and point to ways in which maternal power can be reimagined as a positive force. Particular focus is given to themes of death and matricide in Roberts' work.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Philip Robinson
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 13:17
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 09:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27641 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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