The Construction of the Woman in Karkavitsas’ 'the Slender Girl'
Voela, A. 2005. The Construction of the Woman in Karkavitsas’ 'the Slender Girl'. Modern Greek Studies Australia and New Zealand A Journal for Greek Letters.
Andreas Karkavitsas’ ‘The Slender Girl’ published in 1896 has a recognised place in the cannon of Modern Greek Literature. The following article attempts to highlight some of the issues that have not yet been raised with reference to ‘The Slender Girl’. The approach is psychoanalytic-feminist. It deals with the narrator’s confused objectivity and with Anthi’s portrayal which, it will be argued, is only partially favourable to the heroine and rests upon a deep seated male anxiety about ‘the woman’ and ‘her desire’.
|Keywords||modern Greek literature; literary criticism; Karkavitsas; psychoanalytic perspectiv; folkloric realism; psychoanalytic-feminist reading|
|Journal||Modern Greek Studies Australia and New Zealand A Journal for Greek Letters|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.brandl.com.au|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||11 Nov 2010|
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