Nobody S Home

Author: Arnold Weinstein
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195344820
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Nobody's Home is a bold view of the American novel from its beginnings to the contemporary scene. Focusing on some of the deepest instincts of American life and culture--individual liberty, freedom of speech, constructing a life--Arnold Weinstein brilliantly sketches the remarkable career of the American self in some of the major works of the past one hundred fifty years. Weinstein contends that American writers are haunted by the twin specters of the self as a mirage, as Nobody, and by the brutal forces of culture and ideology that deny selfhood to people on the basis of money, sex, and color of skin. His central thesis is that language makes possible freedoms and accomplishments that are achievable in no other realm, and that American fiction is a fascinating record of the human fight against coercion, of the kinds of maneuvering room that we may find in life and in art. This study is unique in several respects: it offers some of the keenest readings of major American texts that have ever been written, including some of the most significant works of the past decades, and it fashions a rich and supple view of the American novel as a writerly form of freedom, in sharp contrast to today's critical emphasis on blindness and co-option.
Nobody's Home
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Arnold Weinstein
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-03-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Nobody's Home is a bold view of the American novel from its beginnings to the contemporary scene. Focusing on some of the deepest instincts of American life and culture--individual liberty, freedom of speech, constructing a life--Arnold Weinstein brilliantly sketches the remarkable career of the American self in some of the
Nobody Home
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Gary Snyder, Julia Martin
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-11 - Publisher: Trinity University Press

In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed decisively—globally, locally, and in their personal lives—and these changing conditions provide the back story for a long conversation. It
Nobody's Home
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Thomas Edward Gass
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

After caring for his mother at the end of her life, Thomas Gass took a job as a nursing home aide in a for-profit long term care home. This graphic, poignant & chilling book details his experiences in this 'warehouse' for the elderly & asks fundamental questions about care in
Nobody's Home
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Tasha Black
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: 13th Story Press

The monsters in the woods are nothing compared to the one that haunts the house... Adia Booth has a dubious gift she has always tried to ignore, losing herself instead in books, and in service to others through her work as a real estate agent. When she finds herself alone
Nobody’s Home
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Jade Black
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-14 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Jade is a little girl growing up in a small town of two thousand people. She doesn’t know any better, but to take the abuse her mother has to dole out. Her father doesn’t acknowledge her or try to save her, although he knows what is going on. This story