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Making home : orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Author: Maria Holmgren Troy; Elizabeth Kella; Helena Wahlström; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2016. ©2014
Series: Contemporary American and Canadian writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making home explores the figure of the orphan child in a broad selection of contemporary US novels by popular and critically acclaimed authors Barbara Kingsolver, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Irving, Kaye Gibbons, Octavia Butler, Jewelle Gomez and Toni Morrison. The orphan child is a continuous presence in US literature, not only in children's
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holmgren Troy, Maria ; Kella, Elizabeth ; Wahlström, Helena.
Making home : orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels,
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2014,
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Holmgren Troy; Elizabeth Kella; Helena Wahlström; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526111494 1526111497
OCLC Number: 1164782632
Language Note: In English.
Notes: MUP 2020 titles.
Available through ManchesterHive.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages) : file(s).
Contents: Introduction --
1. Orphans and American literature: Texts, intertexts, and contexts --
2. From captivity to kinship: Indian orphans and sovereignty --
3. Literary kinships: Euro-American orphans, gender, genre, and cultural memory --
4. Family matters: Euro-American orphans, the bildungsroman, and kinship building --
5. At home in the world?: Orphans learn and remember in African American novels A Coda --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Contemporary American and Canadian writers.
Responsibility: Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström.

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