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Title: Faith's Shifting Subjectivities: Her Awareness of Herself as Artist
Authors: Vesnaver, Martina
Keywords: Grace Paley’s fiction
Faith – Writer-heroine
Bildungsroman – Künstlerroman
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Edizioni Lint Trieste
Citation: Martina Vesnaver, "Faith's Shifting Subjectivities: Her Awareness of Herself as Artist", in: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali, IV (1997), pp. 38-53
Series/Report no.: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali
IV (1997)
Abstract: Among the numerous heroines peopling Grace Paley’s fiction Faith looms largest. She appears as a character in seventeen stories, which form what can be called a short-story sequence. The basic thread running through the stories is Faith’s development as a character: being a fictional stand-in for the author herself, she follows a Bildungsroman pattern. Faith progresses from personal to social awareness and eventually develops into a writer. That is why the stories can also be read as a Künstlerroman. The purpose of this essay is to trace Faith’s development as a writer in five of the stories, which best exemplify her artistic evolution: Faith in a Tree, The Long-Distance Runner, The Story Hearer, Listening and Friends.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/7078
ISSN: 1123-2684
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