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    Hi,

    As part of a project I'm doing I'm looking for a book which has very different political interpretations, ideally the opposite ends of the spectrum (ie. Marxist and conservative, Feminist and misogynist etc etc).

    Any ideas spring to mind?

    Thanks a lot
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    Shakespeare is good (I know this is quite general)
    - his portrayal of female characters is interesting since the feminist/misogynist division didn't exist at that time
    + read about Marxist interpretations of his work, e.g: how he portrays class struggle in his plays.
    - could be conservative: is he upholding religious/royal authority?

    Sorry this is quite vague. I suppose it can be hard to find a book with contrary interpretations, as most of the time the author tends to have their own opinion. Although I suppose it's definitely possible, and to some extent it depends on how you decide to interpret the work.
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    (Original post by loletta)
    Shakespeare is good (I know this is quite general)
    - his portrayal of female characters is interesting since the feminist/misogynist division didn't exist at that time
    + read about Marxist interpretations of his work, e.g: how he portrays class struggle in his plays.
    - could be conservative: is he upholding religious/royal authority?

    Sorry this is quite vague. I suppose it can be hard to find a book with contrary interpretations, as most of the time the author tends to have their own opinion. Although I suppose it's definitely possible, and to some extent it depends on how you decide to interpret the work.
    Thanks, anyone else got any ideas?
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    Thanks, anyone else got any ideas?
    Trainspotting
    Hard Times
    Handmaid's Tale
    One that Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    A Clockwork Orange
    Jane Eyre
    The Mill on the Floss
    Fahrenheit 451
    Cloud Nine/Top Girls (play)A Doll's House (play)
    A Streetcar Named Desire (play)

    A lot of colonial and post-colonial literature is excellent like The Purple Hibiscus, Things Fall Apart. Slave narratives are very political like My Bondage and Freedom or The Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl (think I got that title messed up).

    John Steinbeck's Eden or Grapes of Wrath show a lot of political discord in America during the Great Depression Era.

    You can apply a lot of literary criticism to texts that explore themes of political unrest. Nearly all texts you could.
 
 
 
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