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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. (doi:10.1080/00497878.2013.772875) (KAR id:27641)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00497878.2013.772875
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Ruth Cain
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 13:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27641 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cain, Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7397-1869
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