Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home

Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home

by Catherine Wiley, Fiona R. Barnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815320558

ISBN-13: 9780815320555

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815320555
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Gender and Genre in Literature Series, #8
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Perhaps the World Ends Here3
2Homeric Resonances: Longing and Belonging in Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams5
3Writing Home: The Bible and Gloria Naylor's Bailey's Cafe23
4Beyond Silence43
5My Self, My Body, My World: Homemaking in the Fiction of Brigitte Kronauer53
6Home-Breaking and Making in the Novels of Elizabeth Jolley71
7Ironing Their Clothes83
8The Dream Detectives85
9Penetrating Privacy: Confessional Poetry and the Surveillance Society87
10Remembering China in Wild Swans and Life and Death in Shanghai115
11Keeping House: A Meditation on the Possibilities of the Essay135
12Unfamiliar Ties: Lesbian Constructions of Home and Family in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Jewelle Gomez's The Gilda Stories145
13Harmony and Resistance in L'Amour, la fantasia's Algerian Women's Communities175
14Spices201
To Whom It May Concern205
15Relocating Home and Identity in Zami: A New Spelling of My Name207
16Wild Lessons: Native Ecological Wisdom in Ruby Slipperjack's Fiction223
17Nature, Spirituality, and Homemaking in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Cross Creek239
18Guest to New York City261
Man on the Terrace262
19Jewish Women in the Diaspora263
20Home277
21Untitled Letter283
22Yes, Something Did Happen in My Childhood285
23Imagined Communities in the Novels of Michelle Cliff287
24Refusing the Poisoned Chalice: The Sexual Politics of Rita Ann Higgins and Paula Meehan313
25Zehra Cirak: Foreign Wings on Familiar Shoulders335
26Helena Maria Viramontes' Homing Devices in Under the Feet of Jesus361
27How We Did It, from Scenes from a Childhood383
Notes on the Contributors385

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