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The Resource The wilderness within : American women writers and spiritual quest, Kristina K. Groover

The wilderness within : American women writers and spiritual quest, Kristina K. Groover

Label
The wilderness within : American women writers and spiritual quest
Title
The wilderness within
Title remainder
American women writers and spiritual quest
Statement of responsibility
Kristina K. Groover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • America's literature is notably marked by a preoccupation with the spiritual quest. Questing heroes from Huck Finn to Nick Adams have undertaken solitary journeys that pull them away from family and society and into a transformative wilderness that brings them to a new understanding of the spiritual world. Women, however, have not often been portrayed as questing heroes. Bound to home and community, they have been more frequently cast as representatives of that stifling world from which the hero is compelled to flee. Are women in American literary texts thus excluded from spiritual experience?
  • Kristina K. Groover, in examining this question, finds that books by American women writers offer alternative patterns for seeking revelation - patterns which emphasize not solitary journeys into the wilderness, but the sacredness of everyday life. Drawing on the work of feminist theorists and theologians, including Carol Gilligan, Naomi Goldenberg, and Rosemary Ruether, Groover explores the spiritual nature and force of domesticity, community, storytelling, and the garden in the works of such writers as Toni Morrison, Katherine Anne Porter, Kaye Gibbons, and Alice Walker. Ordinary personal experience in these works becomes a source for spiritual revelation
  • Wisdom is gained, lessons are learned, and lives are healed not in spite of home and communal ties, but because of them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groover, Kristina K.
Dewey number
813.009/9287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
G76 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • Quests (Expeditions) in literature
  • Wilderness areas in literature
  • Spiritual life in literature
Label
The wilderness within : American women writers and spiritual quest, Kristina K. Groover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [127]-132) 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
  • Introduction: Re-visioning the Wilderness
  • Home as Sacred Space
  • Spiritual Communities
  • Telling Sacred Stories
  • The Wilderness and the Garden
  • Conclusion: The Wilderness Within
Control code
40668178
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 134 pages
Isbn
9781557285577
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99011749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The wilderness within : American women writers and spiritual quest, Kristina K. Groover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [127]-132) 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
  • Introduction: Re-visioning the Wilderness
  • Home as Sacred Space
  • Spiritual Communities
  • Telling Sacred Stories
  • The Wilderness and the Garden
  • Conclusion: The Wilderness Within
Control code
40668178
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 134 pages
Isbn
9781557285577
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99011749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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