Home Matters

Home Matters

by Roberta Rubenstein
     
 

In a number of narratives by contemporary women writers, nostalgia or homesickness functions not regressively but affirmatively as a vehicle for "fixing" the past: for imaginatively transforming a character's relation to spaces, places, history, memory, and/or cultural exile or displacement.
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In a number of narratives by contemporary women writers, nostalgia or homesickness functions not regressively but affirmatively as a vehicle for "fixing" the past: for imaginatively transforming a character's relation to spaces, places, history, memory, and/or cultural exile or displacement.

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“Rubenstein’s grouping of texts and her focus on nostalgia, home, and homesickness make her book original, and her own close readings of texts are insightful. “ --Ruth Saxton, editor of The Girl

Ruth Saxton
Rubenstein's grouping of texts and her focus on nostalgia, home, and homesickness make her book original, and her own close readings of texts are insightful.
Booknews
A specialist in contemporary women's writing, Rubenstein (literature, American U.) looks at the work of two British and six American women writers of different generations and ethnicities to explore tensions between home and exile, insider and outsider, longing and belonging, loss and recovery. Nostalgia, she argues, functions narratively as a strategy for interrogating not only notions of home, homesickness, and homeland, but also cultural historical dislocation, aging, and moral responsibility. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312238759
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/06/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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