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A corpse of one's own

by Isabel-Clara Simó | 01 December 1993
PAPERBACK
Synopsis
A Corpse of One's Own is a feminist thriller written originally in Catalan, a tongue effectively persecuted in Spain during 40 years of Francoist dictatorship. Thus the novel comes to us from a two-pronged history of oppression, and wrenches its plot to resolution in a way that may shock even those familiar with the feminist genre fiction of Sara Paretsky or Sue Grafton. Simo's Sara Costa, unlike V.I. Warshawski or Kinsey Milhone, is not initially strong or independent, well-educated, or even particularly smart, and she is certainly not hip by anyone's definition. In fact, fifty-five year-old Sara is the type of woman most likely to take abuse from a patriarchy she can never fully understand. While Grafton and Paretsky brilliantly expose the wounds of being one-down (female, minority, poor, or idealistic, for example), then deftly suture these incisions into our society with their heroines' wit and knack for survival, Simo shows us life as a horribly messy accident for which the novel has no emergency medical training. As readers, all we can do is contemplate the carnage in horror.
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Synopsis
A Corpse of One's Own is a feminist thriller written originally in Catalan, a tongue effectively persecuted in Spain during 40 years of Francoist dictatorship. Thus the novel comes to us from a two-pronged history of oppression, and wrenches its plot to resolution in a way that may shock even those familiar with the feminist genre fiction of Sara Paretsky or Sue Grafton. Simo's Sara Costa, unlike V.I. Warshawski or Kinsey Milhone, is not initially strong or independent, well-educated, or even particularly smart, and she is certainly not hip by anyone's definition. In fact, fifty-five year-old Sara is the type of woman most likely to take abuse from a patriarchy she can never fully understand. While Grafton and Paretsky brilliantly expose the wounds of being one-down (female, minority, poor, or idealistic, for example), then deftly suture these incisions into our society with their heroines' wit and knack for survival, Simo shows us life as a horribly messy accident for which the novel has no emergency medical training. As readers, all we can do is contemplate the carnage in horror.
€37.80
113 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780820420486
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 01/12/1993
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 167
Weight - 250
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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