Repossessing the World

Repossessing the World is the first book-length critical inquiry into women’s use of a form that has often been dismissed as less important than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the formal essay.

Author: Helen M. Buss

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209411

Category: Psychology

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Why does it seem as if everyone is writing memoirs, and particularly women? The current popularity of memoir verifies the common belief that we each have a story to tell. And we do...especially women. Memoirs are not only representations of women’s personal lives but also of their desire to repossess important parts of our culture, in which women’s stories have not mattered. Beginning with her own motivations for writing memoirs, Helen M. Buss examines the many kinds of memoir written by contemporary women: memoirs about growing up, memoirs about traumatic events, about relationships, about work. In writing memoirs, these women publicly assert that their lives have mattered. They reshape the memoir, a form as old as the middle ages and as young as today, into a social discourse that blends the personal with the political, the self with the significant other, literature with history, and fiction with autobiography and essay. Buss urges readers to use their reading experience to help themselves understand and write the significance of their own lives. Repossessing the World is the first book-length critical inquiry into women’s use of a form that has often been dismissed as less important than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the formal essay. Buss demonstrates that the memoir makes its own art, not only through selective borrowing from these genres but also through the unique way that the tripartite narrative voice of the memoir constructs the personal and public experience of the memorist as significant to our cultural moment.

Repossessing and renewing

For him , America was what life opened into , something so glorious , so much
desired , that even the Jew , for whom the Gentile world is suspect , identified with
it and gladly became its American Scholar . The strength of his love of America is
 ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4949018

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American Studies

... religion are represented ” 37 . Repossessing the World As Kenneth Burke
describes it , the need to " repossess the world ” is created when the incidental by
- products of the bureaucratic body create alienation in a class of people ...

Author: Marta Wiszniowska

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112695916

Category: American literature

Page: 264

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Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry

This redemption defined by theological ultimates takes the form of " repossessing
the world , ” which speaks to the essence of “ getting one ' s due . ” Burke
explains : “ A rationale of history is the first step whereby the dispossessed
repossess ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015076200313

Category: Existential psychiatry

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Richard Wilbur s Creation

the world . The boy at the window , who is “ surrounded by / Such warmth , such
light , such love , and so much fear ... Kenneth Burke has claimed that “ a
rationale of history is the first step whereby the dispossessed repossess the world
.

Author: Wendy Salinger

Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press

ISBN: UOM:39015005484665

Category:

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Traces the history of the poet's critical reception and analyzes his poetic vision.

Repossessing Ernestine

Do you remember Beatrice Cartman ? ' I asked , still pursuing Ernestine's story . ' I
'm told that Beatrice Cartman had been vying for him while he courted Ernestine .
' ' I don't know anything about that and I don't want to talk now . This world is a ...

Author: Marsha Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: 000654875X

Category: African American families

Page: 303

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In the 1920s in Memphis, Tennessee, Ernestine Hunt seemed to have a bright future. Yet she was to spend over 50 years in mental institutions before her granddaughter Marsha Hunt discovered she was still alive. In an effort to find answers to the mysteries of her grandmother's past and to restore dignity to her remaining years, Marsha became caught up in her father's family. Travelling to the Deep South, visiting her grandfather's home and friends, battling for hospital and legal records, she turned over secrets and inconsistencies that others might have prefered to remain hidden.

Canadian Review of American Studies

We are really in need of images for our dream of the future , the dream which
must be , I think , of repossessing the earth . Faulkner late in life criticized his Ike
McCaslin , saying : " Well , I think a man ought to do more than just repudiate .

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ISBN: UOM:39015000643356

Category: Canada

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Modern World Drama

Creditors are hounding the stillswaggering Boyle , finally repossessing his suit
and the gramophone . Joxer angrily leaves him , and Juno comes in with the
further bad news that their daughter is pregnant . Compassionate , she insists
that he ...

Author: Myron Matlaw

Publisher: New York : Dutton

ISBN: 0525159029

Category: Drama

Page: 960

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Covering 80 countries, 688 playwrights, 1,058 plays and drama terms.

Great Plains Quarterly

Morris ' s photographs of the home place in Nebraska also offer refuge from time
by repossessing a comprehensible , stable , rural world . Like Frank Lloyd Wright
' s architecture , these images employ what Wright called " organic simplicity " to ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001429219

Category: Great Plains

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Catholic World

... for decades beginning of the seventeenth cen - dinned into the world ' s ears ,
that tury , that typical Scot , who became ... fertile farm in the country , and and
barren mountains of Donegal repossessing the territory of which . and elsewhere
.

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ISBN: UOM:39015028067315

Category: Catholic literature

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Journey to the Silent World

Sam was asked to shut his eyes indefinitely , which ; according to him , was a
complete annihilation from the world of ... of rebellions can only be viewed as an
attempt by the devil living in him to resist the Holy Spirit from repossessing his
soul .

Author: Opeoluwa Sotonwa

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000115720512

Category:

Page: 65

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The World of Golf

It is easy enough to conjure up a picture of such a person – a bad - tempered little
man with a face like a weasel and a soul withered from years of repossessing old
ladies ' TV sets . Now hear him say , " Take a big , flat field and mark out the ...

Author: Peter Dobereiner

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000007260261

Category: Golf

Page: 287

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The World I

Is for the L By the First World War , fishing no longer per the inco marketing
company finally withdrew its support Liberal ... began repossessing hos e a did t
as kegitimate F The early twentieth century parties , A. g FERRYDEN SHIPPING
Thile ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3638680

Category: Civilization, Modern

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New Catholic World

... depressed , not interested in participating in neighborhood life . Drunkenness
increases . From Chicago : We see worried men and women , neglected health
needs , evictions , desertion , creditors repossessing furniture , inadequate diets .

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ISBN: MINN:31951001239565G

Category: Religion

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The Soviet Union In World Politics

The Sino - Soviet treaty of 1950 envisaged the Chinese repossessing Port Arthur
and the Manchurian Railway . Stalin now hastened to offer Soviet military help for
Mao's consolidation of his power over the mainland . We are indebted to a ...

Author: Kurt London

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0865311471

Category: History

Page: 380

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Shipping World Shipbuilder

Although the company focuses on repossessing ships for mortgagees , it also
assists owners whose ships have been seized , detained , abandoned or stolen .
Freeing strategies range from negotiating and resolving disputes to sailing ships
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ISBN: UOM:39015047931053

Category: Marine engines

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Education Equity and Transformation in a Post colonial World

It makes a central feature of its analysis the fluid interactions between the colonial
and postcolonial periods , and in my view can also powerfully explore the
potential of repossessing and reworking philosophies of ancient civilisations in
order ...

Author: Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042044019

Category: Comparative education

Page: 273

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The World of Credit

... not many , will let you have the merchandise back if you make up the back
payments and pay for any other costs that may have been incurred in
repossessing the merchandise . Many contracts have what is called an "
Acceleration Clause .

Author: David B. Triemert

Publisher:

ISBN: 094273100X

Category: Consumer credit

Page: 312

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