Transnational Women''s Fiction : Unsettling Home and Homeland

By: Strehle, Susan, DrMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Description: 1 online resource (231 p.)ISBN: 9780230583863Subject(s): American fiction - Women authors - History and criticism | American fiction | English literature - Women authors - History and criticism | Feminism and literature - English-speaking countries | Home in literature | Sex role in literature | Women and literature - English-speaking countriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transnational Women''s Fiction : Unsettling Home and HomelandDDC classification: 823.914093581 | 823/.914093581 LOC classification: PS374.W6S794 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Unsettling Home and Homeland; 2 Homeless in the American Empire: Toni Morrison's Paradise; 3 The Incandescent Home: Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; 4 House of Paper: Rosario Ferré's The House on the Lagoon; 5 The Decolonized Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus; 6 Exiles and Orphans: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things; 7 The Home Elsewhere: Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé; 8 Conclusion: Unsettling Inventions; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary: This study argues that the private homes in transnational women''s fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and exclusions.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Unsettling Home and Homeland; 2 Homeless in the American Empire: Toni Morrison's Paradise; 3 The Incandescent Home: Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; 4 House of Paper: Rosario Ferré's The House on the Lagoon; 5 The Decolonized Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus; 6 Exiles and Orphans: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things; 7 The Home Elsewhere: Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé; 8 Conclusion: Unsettling Inventions; Notes; Works Cited; Index

This study argues that the private homes in transnational women''s fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and exclusions.

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SUSAN STREHLE is Professor of English at Binghamton University, USA. She is the author of Fiction in the Quantum Universe and co-editor of Doubled Plots: Romance and History. She has published essays on contemporary American and global fiction in journals including Critique, Contemporary Literature and Modern Fiction Studies.

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