“Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration.”
The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home.
Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet the power of place is real: each author understands that Home belongs to the landscape of the imagination, with a power to recover and to transform.
It is perhaps no coincidence that all of the contributors make their home in the USA, a nation that has defined itself by its emigrant imagination and a nation that has allowed its immigrants to be Americans while also holding on to who they were in the past.
Through their experiences, the authors are both outsiders and insiders. They carry their dreams of homeland wherever they settle, for Home is never lost but real in its evocation and the power to remember.
Paperback, 9.2 inches × 6.1 inches; 234mm × 156mm; 224 pages.
About the editor:
Marjorie Agosín, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, is a poet, human rights activist, literary critic with an interest in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; and migration, identity, and ethnicity.
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Introduction • Marjorie Agosín
La Casa • The House
In the Direction of Home • Pauline Kaldas
Where Oblivion Shall Not Dwell • Celia Reissig-Vasile
I Come From All Places • Ruth Behar
Jasmine on the Balcony: Reflections on Thessaloniki and Beyond • Eleni Bastéa
Home—A Place Called Anywhere • Diana Anhalt
From Home to Home: Investigations on Dislocation • Clara Eugenia Ronderos
Mexico City to Chicago: Journey to a House of Dreams … • Olivia Maciel Edelman
Girl in the Ring • Marcia Douglas
Home is Where I Say—I • Cristina Ferreira Pinto-Bailey
Hungarian Childhood • B’Rácz Emöke Zsuzsánna
On Being Home • Nisha Sajnani
Thief of Cities and my Heartbreak Homes • Domnica Radulescu
The Buried Home • Claudia Bernardi
Home in the Heart of Everything: Fabricating Memories and Magic in Simple Gifts •
Erika M. Mukherjee
At Home: Philosophical Affiliations • Anne Ashbaugh
Memories of an Imagined Home • Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti
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