Dodderidge, Esmé

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(1916-1997) UK author whose The New Gulliver, or The Adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, Jr. in Capovolta (1979) brings its protagonist into a matriarchal society, a Dystopia as far as its male visitor can see at first, in which by an ironic role reversal all the men, who are subservient to women, carry out the child-rearing and sexual-object functions which in the real Western world at the time the book was written were generally the roles of women. Eventually, Gulliver begins to reflect on the implications of this reversal. [JC/PN]

Esmé Dodderidge

born Swansea, Wales: 3 January 1916

died Knighton, Powys, Wales: 28 April 1997

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