This book presents an interdisciplinary account of a success story in the history of the society and culture of the Netherlands. It includes eight case studies of women writers between 1919 and 1970 to trace the unconscious politics of the personal in narratives of women's identity and experience.
Introduction 1. The Full Story: Dutch and Flemish Women Writers between the First and Second Feminist Waves 2. The Individual Asserts Herself: Carry van Bruggen and Ina Boudier-Bakker 3. Flirting with Feminism: The Best-Selling Novels of Jo van Ammers-Kuller 4. Self-Development as Resistance: Anne Frank and Etty Hillesum 5. Love, Pain, and Epiphany: Vasalis 6. Portraying the Marginalized: Anna Blaman 7. Rethinking the Family: Hella Haasse 8. The Personal and the Political