Home as emotional space in "Marilynne Robinson’s Diptych about Gilead"
AbstractThe article discusses the controversial nature of home in Marilynne Robinson’s novels Home and Gilead. Family histories of two aging ministers – the Rev. Ames and the Rev. Boughton – are narrated in a way that brings together transcendentalist admiration of human uniqueness, political urgencies of the mid-20th century, theological dilemmas, and ideas of domesticity, identity and belonging. The concepts of uprootedness (Simone Weil) and home as an asylum and prison (Tadeusz Sławek) are used to analyze Robinson’s novels. The article views the representation of home as a place that challenges the alleged American tolerance and open-mindedness and subverts traditional patterns of domesticity.
|Journal series||Kultura Popularna, ISSN 1644-8340, e-ISSN 2391-6788|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in English||home, inprisonment, uprootedness, family place, domesticity|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 10.0, 12-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal|
= 10.0, 12-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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