Home as emotional space in "Marilynne Robinson’s Diptych about Gilead"

Marta Koval


The 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.
Author Marta Koval (FL / IEAS)
Marta Koval,,
- Institute of English and American Studies
Journal seriesKultura Popularna, ISSN 1644-8340, e-ISSN 2391-6788, (B 10 pkt)
Issue year2017
No 4 (54)
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Englishhome, inprisonment, uprootedness, family place, domesticity
URL https://kulturapopularna-online.pl/resources/html/article/details?id=168529
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)10
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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