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How we found America : reading gender through East-European immigrant narratives

Author: Magdalena J Zaborowska
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until now, the East European canon in American literature has been dominated by male dissident figures such as Brodsky, Milosz, and Kundera. Magdalena Zaborowska challenges that canon by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zaborowska, Magdalena J.
How we found America.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624181182
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Magdalena J Zaborowska
ISBN: 0807822035 9780807822036 0807845094 9780807845097
OCLC Number: 31044907
Description: xiii, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Other "Americas" --
The "other Europe" revisited: from immigrant narrative to posttotalitarian discourse --
The perils of woman's Americanization: Mary Antin's The promised land --
Pride over tears: Elizabeth Stern's insolent Americanization --
Beyond the happy endings: Anzia Yezierska rewrites the new world woman --
In alien worlds: transcending the boundaries of exile in the works of Maria Kuncewicz --
Eva Hoffman's observing consciousness: translating the culture of strangers --
The untold story: Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin as an immigrant narrative --
Conclusion: Where do you emigrate to now?
Responsibility: Magdalena J. Zaborowska.

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