TITLE

Authority and invention in the fiction of Bessie Head

AUTHOR(S)
Coundouriotis, Eleni
PUB. DATE
June 1996
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer96, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Focuses on `A Question of Power and Maru,' in which Bessie Head explicitly thematizes the relationship between authority and authorship. Head pits the authority of a charismatic patriach against the artist and her trancendent act of authorship; Analogies between mental condition and societal circumstances numerous; Tension between surface and depth, external and internal worlds, established through the use of worlds that represent languages.
ACCESSION #
9606246183

 

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