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Apples and Pears: Symbolism and Influence in Daphne du Maurier’s ‘The Apple Tree’ and Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Bliss’

Setara Pracha

in Katherine Mansfield and Psychology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474417532
eISBN:
9781474426916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This essay offers a parallel reading of two stories, ‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield and ‘The Apple Tree’ by Daphne du Maurier, revealing a hitherto unexamined yet fruitful area of research. Dramatic ... More


Rebecca's Womb: Irony and Gynaecology in Rebecca

Madeleine K. Davies

in The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314728
eISBN:
9781846316289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316289.012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the issue of aberrant sexuality in Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca (1938). Rebecca is about a physically diseased woman who is fearless in the face of male authority and who ... More


Men of the House: Oppressive Husbands and Displaced Wives in Interwar, War and Postwar Women’s Fiction (Daphne du Maurier, Dorothy Whipple, Elizabeth Taylor)

Lucy Hall

in British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960: Between the Waves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621822
eISBN:
9781800341302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621822.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Lucy Hall examines how three novels by women published before, during and just after the Second World War reframe wider social concerns over gender and power through the prism of the domestic space. ... More


Looking Again: The Critical Heritage

Jessica Gildersleeve

in Don't Look Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325482
eISBN:
9781800342323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325482.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Don't Look Now (1973) in the context of Daphne Du Maurier's Gothic narratives, with particular emphasis on those which had previously been adapted to film, and Nicolas Roeg's ... More


Furniture: Shakespeare’s chair and Austen’s desk

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 4 looks at how objects have been assembled into narratives of the scene of writing, conventionally composed in microcosm of the author’s chair, desk, pen, ink, and paper as witness to the act ... More


Rebecca (1940)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the battles fought by David O. Selznick with the censors over their demands during the making of Rebecca and Hitchcock’s mollifying efforts in acceding to those demands. ... More


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