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The Resource Home matters : longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction, Roberta Rubenstein

Home matters : longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction, Roberta Rubenstein

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Home matters : longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction
Title
Home matters
Title remainder
longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Rubenstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite its typically regressive associations with homesickness, nostalgia may also function progressively by imaginatively securing, and mending or repairing the past. Looking at fiction by British and American women writers of different generations and ethnicities, Rubenstein explores tensions between home and exile, insider and outsider, longing and belonging, loss and recovery, mourning and emotional resolution. She argues that nostalgia is a strategy for interrogating not only notions of home, homesickness, and homeland but also cultural or historical dislocation, aging, and moral responsibility. These narratives address a concern in contemporary women's experience: personal and/or cultural displacement are restored-imaginatively, at least-by a vision of healing and emotional repair
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubenstein, Roberta
Dewey number
813/.509355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D57
LC item number
H66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Domestic fiction, English
  • Nostalgia in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
Label
Home matters : longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction, Roberta Rubenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yearning and nostalgia: Fiction and autobiographical writings of Virginia Woolf and Doris Lessing -- Home is (Mother) Earth: Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver -- Home/lands and contested motherhood: The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver -- Inverted narrative as the path/past home: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez -- Home/sickness and the five stages of grief: Ladder of Years, Anne Tyler -- Hom(e)age to the ancestors: Praisesong for the Widow, Paule Marshall -- Haunted longing and the presence of absence: Jazz, Toni Morrison -- Memory, mourning, and maternal triangulations: Mama Day, Gloria Naylor -- Amazing Grace and the paradox of paradise: Paradise, Toni Morrison -- Fixing the past, re-placing nostalgia
Control code
45202064
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780312238759
Lccn
00051487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45202064
Label
Home matters : longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction, Roberta Rubenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yearning and nostalgia: Fiction and autobiographical writings of Virginia Woolf and Doris Lessing -- Home is (Mother) Earth: Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver -- Home/lands and contested motherhood: The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver -- Inverted narrative as the path/past home: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez -- Home/sickness and the five stages of grief: Ladder of Years, Anne Tyler -- Hom(e)age to the ancestors: Praisesong for the Widow, Paule Marshall -- Haunted longing and the presence of absence: Jazz, Toni Morrison -- Memory, mourning, and maternal triangulations: Mama Day, Gloria Naylor -- Amazing Grace and the paradox of paradise: Paradise, Toni Morrison -- Fixing the past, re-placing nostalgia
Control code
45202064
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780312238759
Lccn
00051487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45202064

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