2014
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.07.003
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Yasemin Güniz Sertel

Abstract: This paper comprises an analysis of the modernist American writer Truman Capote's novel The Grass Harp (1951) from a feminist perspective. While the novel treats the ostracizing of four people by the oppressive mindset of a patriarchal society, the female character Dolly Talbo who leads the banished group to live in a tree house becomes the embodiment of a Goddess image introduced by the New Age Spiritualities and Neopaganism. Creating a new culture for women as an alternative to the patriarchal system, in whi…

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