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dc.contributor.authorDooley, Gillian Mary
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-12T01:09:28Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-22T06:18:06Z
dc.date.available2007-01-12T01:09:28Zen_US
dc.date.available2009-09-22T06:18:06Z
dc.date.issued2005-11en_US
dc.identifier.citationGillian Dooley. ‘Naipaul’s Women.’ South Asian Review, Vol 26, no. 1, November 2005, 88-103.en
dc.identifier.issn0275-9527
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1420
dc.description.abstractV.S. Naipaul's three novels of the 1970s (In a Free State, Guerrillas and A Bend in the River) earned him a reputation as a misogynist. The only sustained critical examination of women in his fiction came in the late seventies and eighties as a reaction to these novels. In this paper I attempt a survey of female characters in Naipaul's fiction across his whole career to establish to what extent this reputation is justified, and whether his harsh treatment of some female characters is matched by equally critical attitudes to male characters. While early conditioning has given Naipaul a traditional view of women’s roles, he cannot be said to show a consistent dislike of women, as his female characters range from the admirable to the repugnant in the same way as his male characters do. Much of the misogyny identified by critics is, on closer examination, attributable to characters rather than Naipaul himself.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSouth Asian Review.en
dc.subjectVS Naipaulen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectFemale charactersen
dc.subjectFictional charactersen
dc.subjectWomen's rolesen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification: Literature Studies 420200en
dc.titleNaipaul's Women.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.rmid'2005100744
dc.subject.forgroup2005 Literary Studiesen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupDooley, Gillian Mary: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8069-3155en_US


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