The life and loves of a she devil book

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Boekverslag Engels The life and loves of a She-devil door Fay Weldon (4e klas vwo) |

Thank you! A dozen or so years ago, this black-comic Avenging Woman fable might have been a bracing winner--especially if pared down to more flattering short-story dimensions. Now, following that long decade of angry-wife fiction, it's a stylish, sporadically amusing throwback. And when long-suffering Ruth shows a wee touch of displeasure, Bobbo declares: ""You are a third-rate person. You are a bad mother, a worse wife, and a dreadful cook. In fact I don't think you are a woman at all. I think what you are is a she-devil!
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Genre: Novel. When Ruth's unfaithful and unappreciative husband Bobbo calls her a she-devil, she decides to appropriate that identity with a vengeance and take a different spot in the power relations of the world. She wants revenge, power, money, and "to be loved and not love in return" Specifically, Ruth wants to bring about the downfall of her husband's lover, Mary Fisher, a pretty, blonde romance novelist who lives in a tower by the sea and lacks for neither love nor money nor power. Ruth commences her elaborate revenge by burning down her own home and dumping her surly children with Mary and Bobbo. She continues on a literally shape-shifting quest in which she changes identities; gains skill, power, and money; and explores and critiques key sites of power and powerlessness in contemporary society, including the church, the law, the geriatric institution, the family home, and above all the bedroom.

Life and Loves of a She Devil

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