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Playing house in the American West : western women's life narratives, 1839-1987

Author: Cathryn Halverson
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining an eclectic group of western women's autobiographical texts-canonical and otherwise-Playing House in the American West argues for a distinct regional literary tradition characterized by strategic representations of unconventional domestic life. The controlling metaphor Cathryn Halverson uses in her engrossing study is "playing house." From Caroline Kirkland and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Willa Cather and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Playing house in the American West
(DLC) 2013001996
(OCoLC)825181651
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathryn Halverson
ISBN: 9780817386863 0817386866
OCLC Number: 861200418
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Playing house on the frontier: Caroline Kirkland and Louise Clappe --
"Your ex-washlady": Elinore Pruitt Stewart, the woman homesteader of Wyoming --
"Straight-made in nothing": Mary MacLane and domestic ritual --
Girls of the limberlost: Gene Stratton-Porter and Opal Whiteley --
"Wind and sun are good housekeepers": the domestic narratives of Mary Austin and Zitkala-Sa --
Camps, caves, and attics: playing house in Willa Cather's western novels --
My Great, Wide, Beautiful World: home writing as travel writing --
Eating in, eating out, and eating al Otro Lado: M.F.K. Fisher's The Gastronomical Me --
Searching for home: Jean Stafford's west --
The once and future home: Housekeeping and Anywhere but Here --
"I am going to 'play like' you have come."
Responsibility: [edited by] Cathryn Halverson.

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