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Orr, Elaine Neil

Overview
Works: 7 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,710 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3565.L82, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Elaine Neil Orr
Tillie Olsen and a feminist spiritual vision by Elaine Neil Orr ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Subject to negotiation : reading feminist criticism and American women's fictions by Elaine Neil Orr ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Subject to Negotiation, Elaine Neil Orr proposes negotiation as both a state of consciousness and a significant movement for women writers as well as feminist critics. Challenging the "subversive" model of feminist criticism, she argues for the importance of negotiation for feminist practice within a plurality of critical positions and identities. Without claiming the final word - indeed calling for more words on the subject - Orr sketches an empirical method for a negotiating feminist criticism and then in successive chapters demonstrates the method at work
A different sun : a novel of Africa by Elaine Neil Orr ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Emma Davis reads the words of Isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women's college, she understands her true calling: to become a missionary. It is a leap of faith that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of personal discovery, tremendous hardship, and profound transformation
Writing out of limbo : international childhoods, global nomads and third culture kids ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crossing borders and boundaries, countries and cultures, they are the children of the military, diplomatic corps, international business, education and missions communities. They are called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads, and the many benefits of their lifestyle - expanded worldview, multiplicity of languages, tolerance for difference - are often mitigated by recurring losses - of relationships, of stability, of permanent roots. They are part of an accelerating demographic that is only r
A Different Sun : a novel of Africa by Elaine Neil Orr ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a prosperous slave owner, living as a missionary among the Yoruba people in Africa is utterly unlike anything in Emma Davis's sheltered childhood--as is her new husband. Twenty years her senior, mercurial Henry Bowman is the object of Emma's mad first love, intensifying all they see and share. Each day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, and each day Emma finds the strength of will to press onward. Through it all, Henry's first gift to Emma, a simple writing box, becomes her closest confidant
Subject to negociation : reading feminist criticism and American women's fictions by Elaine Neil Orr ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gods of noonday : a white girl's African life by Elaine Neil Orr ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"The daughter of medical missionaries, Elaine Neil Orr was born in Nigeria in 1954, in the midst of the national movement that would lead to independence from Great Britain. But as she tells it in her new memoir, Orr did not grow up as a stranger abroad; she was a girl at home - only half American, the other half Nigerian. When she was sent alone to the United States for high school, she didn't realize how much leaving Africa would cost her." "It was only in her forties, in the crisis of kidney failure, that she began to recover her African life. In writing Gods of Noonday she came to understand her double-rootedness: in the Christian church and the Yoruba shrine, the piano and the talking drum. Memory took her back from Duke Medical Center in North Carolina to the shores of West Africa and her hometown of Ogbomosho in the land of the Yoruba people."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Neil Orr, Elaine
Orr, Elaine N.
Languages
English (22)
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