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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe
A Coalition of Lions - Elizabeth Wein Reads like there's a missing first half -- the fall of Camlann, the ship voyage, the friendship between Goewin and Priamos. The most recent reread, I could finally see some of what Wein was attempting: the difficult position of a woman in a world which did not allow women to be politically powerful, where her only models were evil (Morgause), suffering (Turunesh), or half-mad (the Queen of Queens). But as much as I admire Wein's restraint and Goewin's self-control, I needed to see where Goewin's traumas earlier. I also wonder about the absence of Gwenhwyfar among Goewin's models.