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Narration and the Maternal ‘Real’ in Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Legacy: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers (1992)
  • John Swift, Occidental College
Abstract

This essay uses the work of the feminist psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva to read ambiguities and inconsistencies involving acts of naming in Cather’s final novel as the disruptive effects of an inarticulate pre-Oedipal or pre-symbolic register.

Publication Date
1992
Citation Information
John Swift. "Narration and the Maternal ‘Real’ in Sapphira and the Slave Girl" Legacy: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Vol. 9 Iss. 1 (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_swift/15/