The Resource At home in the world : women writers and public life, from Austen to the present, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord

At home in the world : women writers and public life, from Austen to the present, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord

Label
At home in the world : women writers and public life, from Austen to the present
Title
At home in the world
Title remainder
women writers and public life, from Austen to the present
Statement of responsibility
Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a bold and sweeping reevaluation of the past two centuries of women's writing, At Home in the World argues that this body of work has been defined less by domestic concerns than by an active engagement with the most pressing issues of public life: from class and religious divisions, slavery, warfare, and labor unrest to democracy, tyranny, globalism, and the clash of cultures. In this new literary history, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord contend that even the most seemingly traditional works by British, American, and other English-language women writers redefine the domestic sphere in ways that incorporate the concerns of public life, allowing characters and authors alike to forge new, emancipatory narratives. The book explores works by a wide range of writers, including canonical figures such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Harriet Jacobs, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Toni Morrison; neglected or marginalized writers like Mary Antin, Tess Slesinger, and Martha Gellhorn; and recent and contemporary figures, including Nadine Gordimer, Anita Desai, Edwidge Danticat, and Jhumpa Lahiri. DiBattista and Nord show how these writers dramatize tensions between home and the wider world through recurrent themes of sailing forth, escape, exploration, dissent, and emigration. Throughout, the book uncovers the undervalued public concerns of women writers who ventured into ever-wider geographical, cultural, and political territories, forging new definitions of what it means to create a home in the world. The result is an enlightening reinterpretation of women's writing from the early nineteenth century to the present day
Cataloging source
YDX
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1947-
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DiBattista, Maria
Dewey number
809.89287
Index
index present
LC call number
PN 471 .D53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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Nord, Deborah Epstein
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  • Popular literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Sex role in literature
  • Marginality, Social, in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Outsiders in literature
Label
At home in the world : women writers and public life, from Austen to the present, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780691138114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958350834
  • (OCoLC)ocn958350834
Label
At home in the world : women writers and public life, from Austen to the present, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780691138114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958350834
  • (OCoLC)ocn958350834

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