Stella Gibbons, Ex-Centricity and the Suburb

Faye Hammill

in Intermodernism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748635092
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651924 | DOI:
Stella Gibbons, Ex-Centricity and the Suburb

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This chapter provides an analysis of Stella Gibbons's Miss Linsey and Pa, My American and The Bachelor, focusing on the modern implications of the 1930s and 1940s middlebrow debates. It argues that the suburb is feminised and despised, and is also an important location for the growth of an intermodern aesthetic. The chapter furthermore looks at the pre-war and wartime suburban geographies that are mapped out in the three novels.

Keywords: middlebrow debates; modern implications; Stella Gibbons; suburban geographies; intermodern aesthetic

Chapter.  8077 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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