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The Human Family
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The Human Family is the first complete translation of the cycle of ten novellas that Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861–1937) wrote between 1895 and 1898. This collection contributes to the rediscovery of Andreas-Salomé’s significance as a thinker and writer, above all with regard to her literary contribution to modern feminism and the principles of women’s emancipation.
 
Born in St. Petersburg to a German diplomat and his wife, Andreas-Salomé has always been a figure of interest because of her close relationships to influential thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Sigmund Freud. Only since the mid-1980s, however, have her prose fiction and theoretical writings been reconsidered as important documents of emerging ideas and debates in twentieth-century feminism. The ten stories of The Human Family drive home her critical perspective on feminine stereotypes. They depict a wide variety of young women as they relate to men representing different degrees of enlightenment and tolerance, struggling to express a complete and independent feminine identity in the face of the confining but often seductive roles that convention and tradition impose on female potential.
 
The Human Family provides a subtle and nuanced perspective on European feminist writing from the turn of the last century by a woman writer who was intimately involved with the literary mainstream of her time and whose theoretical and literary works played a significant role in feminist debates of the period, prefiguring present-day feminist discourse on essentialism and constructivism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xvii
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  1. Before the Awakening
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Unit for "Men, Internal"
  2. pp. 21-39
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  1. Maidens' Roundelay
  2. pp. 40-60
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  1. One Night
  2. pp. 61-75
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  1. On Their Way
  2. pp. 76-92
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  1. A Reunion
  2. pp. 93-104
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  1. Paradise
  2. pp. 105-132
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  1. Incognito
  2. pp. 133-151
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  1. A Death
  2. pp. 152-173
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  1. At One, Again, with Nature
  2. pp. 174-202
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