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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
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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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DiBattista, Maria
Credits note
  • Jacket art: Nocturne, 1948. Oil on canvas. Ernest Fiene (1894-1965) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images
  • Jacket design by Kathleen Lynch / Black Kat Design
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nord, Deborah Epstein
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Sex role in literature
  • Marginality, Social, in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Outsiders in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Marginality, Social, in literature
  • Outsiders in literature
  • Sex role 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
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION The Peripatetics; CHAPTER 1 Adventure; CHAPTER 2 Emancipation; CHAPTER 3 Pioneers; CHAPTER 4 War; CHAPTER 5 Politics; CHAPTER 6 Multinationals; CONCLUSION Promised Lands; Notes; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index
Control code
ocn972292131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400884773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400884773
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc63bn6
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972292131
Label
At home in the world : women writers and public life, from Austen to the present, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION The Peripatetics; CHAPTER 1 Adventure; CHAPTER 2 Emancipation; CHAPTER 3 Pioneers; CHAPTER 4 War; CHAPTER 5 Politics; CHAPTER 6 Multinationals; CONCLUSION Promised Lands; Notes; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index
Control code
ocn972292131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400884773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400884773
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc63bn6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972292131

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