Ruth Rendell and Barbara Vine – family matters

Peters, F (2017) 'Ruth Rendell and Barbara Vine – family matters.' Contemporary Women's Writing, 11 (1). pp. 31-47. ISSN 1754-1476

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This article traces themes and preoccupations that work across Ruth Rendell’s work, writing both as Rendell and also as Barbara Vine. It investigates the ways in which the use of a pseudonym allows her to delve deeper into areas that she also explores as Rendell – the dysfunctional family and heredity, both in relation to physical disease and the fruitless search for origins, the latter discussed by her through the lens of Freudian psychoanalysis.

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