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Lilika Nakou's Gone Astray/Παραστρατημένοι (1935) and Margarita Liberaki's The Straw Hats/Τα ψάθινα καπέλα (1946) were written during periods of political turmoil. However, neither novel explicitly deals with political or national issues; instead, both of them focus on the personal experiences of their protagonists. This suggests that the female authors remain within the traditionally female private sphere in accordance with the male/ female and public/private oppositions. Nonetheless, the two novels are narrated by a female character, placing the female "I" in the public domain. An interesting phenomenon occurs in both narratives when the "I" disappears. This shift in perspective is subversive and political because it reveals women's struggle to enter and establish an identity of the female "I" in the public domain.