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The Resource A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters, Margaret Donovan Bauer

A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters, Margaret Donovan Bauer

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A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters
Title
A study of Scarletts
Title remainder
Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Donovan Bauer
Title variation
Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are two portrayals of Scarlett O'Hara: the widely familiar one of the film Gone with the Wind and Margaret Mitchell's more sympathetic character in the book. In A Study of Scarletts, Margaret D. Bauer examines these two characterizations, noting that although Scarlett O'Hara is just sixteen at the start of the novel, she is criticized for behavior that would have been excused if she were a man. In the end, despite losing nearly every person she loves, Scarlett remains stalwart enough to face another day. For this reason and so many others, Scarlett is an icon in American popular culture and an inspiration to female readers, and yet, she is more often than not condemned for being a sociopathic shrew by those who do not take the time to get to know her through the novel. After providing a more sympathetic reading of Scarlett as a young woman who refuses to accept social limitations based on gender and seeks to be loved for who she is, Bauer examines Scarlett-like characters in other novels. These intertextual readings serve both to develop further a less critical, more compassionate reading of Scarlett O'Hara and to expose societal prejudices against strong women. The chapters in A Study of Scarletts are ordered chronologically according to the novels' settings, beginning with Charles Frazier's Civil War novel Cold Mountain; then Ellen Glasgow's Barren Ground, written a few years before Gone with the Wind but set a generation later, in the years leading up to and just after World War I; Toni Morrison's Sula, which opens after World War I; and finally, a novel by Kat Meads, The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan, with its 1950s- to 1960s-era evolved Scarlett. Through these selections, Bauer shows the persistent tensions that both cause and result from a woman remaining unattached to grow into her own identity without a man, beginning with trouble in the mother-daughter relationship, extending to frustration in romantic relationships, and including the discovery of female friendship as a foundation for facing the future
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1963-
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Bauer, Margaret Donovan
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.I972
LC item number
G677 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mitchell, Margaret
  • Frazier, Charles
  • Glasgow, Ellen
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Meads, Kat
  • O'Hara, Scarlett
  • Women in literature
  • Social role in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Female friendship in literature
  • O'Hara, Scarlett
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Female friendship in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Social role in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters, Margaret Donovan Bauer
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- In defense of Scarlett O'Hara -- Gone with the men: Scarlett and Melanie redux in Cold Mountain -- "Put your heart in the land": an intertextual reading of Barren ground and Gone with the wind -- Sula: "more sinned against than sinning" -- "Disregarding the female imperative": Kat Meads's Kitty Duncan, a 1960s-era Scarlett O'Hara -- Afterword
Control code
883632079
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173741
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctv6vpxb0
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)883632079
Label
A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters, Margaret Donovan Bauer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- In defense of Scarlett O'Hara -- Gone with the men: Scarlett and Melanie redux in Cold Mountain -- "Put your heart in the land": an intertextual reading of Barren ground and Gone with the wind -- Sula: "more sinned against than sinning" -- "Disregarding the female imperative": Kat Meads's Kitty Duncan, a 1960s-era Scarlett O'Hara -- Afterword
Control code
883632079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173741
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vpxb0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883632079

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