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Author Bona, Mary Jo, author

Title Women writing cloth : migratory fictions in the American imaginary / Mary Jo Bona
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 139 pages)
Contents Women writing cloth: an introduction -- Hester's needle: mending new-world fragmentation in the Scarlet Letter -- Sister's choice and Celie's quilted eloquence in The color purple -- The portable rebozo: Cisneros's Caramelo and metafictional histories -- Bernardi's openwork and Italian women's diasporas
Summary Women Writing Cloth: Migratory Fictions in the American Imaginary argues that cloth-work serves as a textual signifier of mobility and preservation, constituting a revolt against a devaluation of cultural heritage and a distrust of the self. Bona develops a new framework for examining analogies between weaving and storytelling, the flow of needlework across place and time, women's labor and status, and the power of cloth-work as both means and metaphor for cultural reintegration across borders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-129) and index
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Subject American fiction -- History and criticism
Women in literature.
Sewing in literature.
Embroidery in literature.
Working class women in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American fiction.
Embroidery in literature.
Sewing in literature.
Women in literature.
Working class women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021677854
ISBN 9781498525862