Home: What It Means and Why It Matters

Home: What It Means and Why It Matters

by Mary Gordon


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Home: What It Means and Why It Matters by Mary Gordon

Where do you live? The answer to this seemingly simple question can be more complicated than you'd think.
Drawing on personal experience, Mary Gordon examines various forms of abode-from her childhood house in Far Rockaway to apartments in Palo Alto, Rome, and the Upper West Side-as well as the very concept of “home” and how it has evolved over time. Rich in insightful observations from writers and thinkers as diverse as Gaston Bachelard, Le Corbusier, Emerson, Colette, and Edith Wharton, At Home skillfully provokes us to probe our own thoughts about what “home” truly means to each of us. Notions of safety, morality, cleanliness, comfort, and the changing nature of the family are just a few of the colors Gordon uses to paint an intriguing portrait of a place we all thought we knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402768361
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: AARP Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 8, 1949

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


A.B., Barnard College, 1971; M.A., Syracuse University, 1973

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