"A dissonant element" : the difficulty of Anai?s Nin /

by Burghauser, Sarah B.

Abstract (Summary)
This thesis is arranged in three main chapters, each of which focuses on a particular type of Anai?s Nin text, and each of which is intended to enlarge Nin's complexities through distinct but overlapping perspectives. The idea connecting these three chapters is that Nin, who has been radically misrepresented by her critics, is a multi-vocal, experimental writer who has not received fair critical attention: a critical attention which seeks to explore her complexities rather than diminishing her writing. Using the writing of Nin critics as well as theorists such as Roland Barthes and Judith Butler, this thesis seeks to offer a different kind of critical approach to Nin's work which allows Nin, as an experimental artist, to guide us on her own terms.
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School:Oregon State University

School Location:USA - Oregon

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:nin anai?s 1903 1977


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