Olive Schreiner, Masochism, and Omnipotence: Strategies of a Preoedipal Politics

Kucich, John
September 2002
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Addresses the confinement of writer Olive Schreiner's masochism to the realm of sexuality. Reasons critics have judged her as racist and imperialist; Psychic pathways through which preoedipal pain might be transformed into fantasies of omnipotence; Result of linking feminist demands and an idealization of suffering.


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