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Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture

[Journal of English and American Studies]

Ed. by Butter, Michael / Eckstein, Lars / Frenk, Joachim / Georgi-Findlay, Brigitte / Herbst, Thomas / Korte, Barbara / Leypoldt, Günter / Reinfandt, Christoph / Stefanowitsch, Anatol


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Volume 60, Issue 4

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Painful Interactions: The Elusive Mother-Daughter Relationship in Alice Munro’s “The Peace of Utrecht”

Dragos Zetu
Published Online: 2014-03-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaa.2012.60.4.361

Abstract

This paper deals with the narrative treatment of an obsessive theme in Alice Munro’s fiction: the mother-daughter relationship. There are two problematic sets of interrelations: the first one refers to the young daughter’s inability to deal with her mother’s neurodegenerative disease, the second one concerns the adult daughter, especially her revisiting of traumatic childhood experiences. Drawing on recent developments in psychoanalysis and developmental psychology this paper analyzes the way Munro presents family relationships, offering deep insights into her characters’ psychological development and discussing the causes of the adult daughter’s apparent failure to come to terms with her past.

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Published Online: 2014-03-15

Published in Print: 2012-10-01


Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 361–374, ISSN (Online) 2196-4726, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaa.2012.60.4.361.

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