Teresa Petersen talked about ‘Daphne Du Maurier: Looking Inward’ at Fowey Festival
An author's talk was held of the book ‘Daphne Du Maurier: Looking Inward’ at the Fowey Festival. The talk highlighted the significant aspects of this miscellaneous collection.
The book is comprised of the thorough research of ‘Daphne Du Maurier’ novels and short stories.
The author discovers that incest is the core subject of Du Maurier’s work and her concealment for the fact that the matter of frequent appearance of incest in her novels is not just a coincidence but it is a result of a well-thought process.
Du Maurier’s relationship with her father, Gerald, and cousin, Geoffery has fashioned the plot for all her work.
From a comprehensive study of a understated father-daughter marriage in Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ to an ugly infants killing in ‘The Progress of Julius’ and revealing truths in short stories like ‘The Border-Line Case’ the author, Teresa has stated a totally different image of Du Maurier’s work which will make its readers to think about her work in a completely different perspective.
Dr. Teresa Petersen is an Honorary Associate in the Department of English at Macquarie University (Sydney).
Her research was based on Australian Literature which she then shifted to Modernist Literature and in particular to Daphne Du Maurier, the British novelist that lead to the publication of her book ‘Daphne Du Maurier: Looking Inward”.
She has also published another book ‘The Enigmatic Christina Stead’ back in 2001.