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Author Evans, Jane E. (Jane Elizabeth)

Title Tactical silence in the novels of Malika Mokeddem / Jane E. Evans
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2010


Description 1 online resource (230 pages)
Series Francopolyphonies ; 9
Francopolyphonies ; 9.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction Broaching Silence; Chapter One Tactics and Strategies in Algerian Letters; Chapter Two Speaking of Silence; Chapter Three Manipulating Silence; Chapter Four Tactical Silence in Reading; Chapter Five Textual Silences and the Reader's Tactics; Conclusion The Threat of Silence; Bibliography; Index
Summary Tactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem, an inquiry into how silence may be used to challenge a gender-differentiated power system, relies on Michel de Certeau's model of strategies and tactics applied to a postcolonial assessment of both Algerian literature in French as well as Algerian women's stereotyped silence. This book analyzes the relationship between tactical silence and freedom in the lives of Mokeddem's female protagonists in all her novels, published between 1990 and 2008. The notion of deliberate silence also lends itself to a discussion of the reader's efforts in compre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mokeddem, Malika -- Criticism and interpretation
Mokeddem, Malika -- Characters -- Women
Mokeddem, Malika
Silence in literature.
Women in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Silence in literature
Women in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789042031777