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@FREE PDF ⚤ Isak Dinesen and the Engendering of Narrative (Women in Culture & Society) Û Although Isak Dinesen Has Been Widely Acclaimed As A Popular Writer, Her Work Has Received Little Sustained Critical Attention In This Revisionist Study, Susan Hardy Aiken Takes Up The Complex Relations Of Gender, Sexuality, And Representation In Dinesen S Narratives Drawing On Feminist, Psychoanalytic, And Post Structuralist Theories, Aiken Shows How The Form And Meaning Of Dinesen S Texts Are Affected By Her Doubled Situations As A Dane Who Wrote In English, A European Who Lived For Many Years In Africa, And A Woman Who Wrote Under A Male Pseudonym Within A Male Centered Literary Tradition In A Series Of Readings That Range Across Dinesen S Career, Aiken Demonstrates That Dinesen Persistently Asserted The Inseparability Of Gender And The Engendering Of Narrative She Argues That Dinesen S Texts Anticipate In Remarkable Ways Some Of The Most Radical Insights Of Contemporary Literary Theories, Particularly Those Of French Feminist Criticism Aiken Also Offers A Major Rereading Of Out Of Africa That Both Addresses Its Distinctiveness As A Colonialist Text And Places It Within Dinesen S Larger Oeuvre In Aiken S Account, Dinesen S Work Emerges As A Compelling Inquiry Into Sexual Difference And The Ways It Informs Culture, Subjectivity, And The Language That Is Their Medium This Important Book Will At Last Give Isak Dinesen S Work The Prominence It Deserves In Literary Studies