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

Page: 231

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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



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


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 ...



ISBN: UOM:39015076200313

Category: Existential psychiatry


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Review of Existential Psychology 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 ...



ISBN: UCLA:31158008582321

Category: Existential psychology


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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


Page: 291

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

Repossessing Ernestine

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 terrible place and it hurts to see
the ...

Author: Marsha Hunt


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.

Catholic World

The rewards of repossessing itself of the soul conferred on merit in this order
which has departed from it . The are indeed rewards of justice , but
aronatáoTaois is not a resurrecthe whole basis of the justice by tion to spiritual
life in grace , for ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3074571



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English Literature from the Third World

Against the sterility of the preceding work he evokes the newfound serenity and
sacredness which helped him to interpret the world in a new way . It is not a ...
and he uses dialect as a means of repossessing an identity in the new world .

Author: Trevor James

Publisher: Moonbeam Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015012863869

Category: Commonwealth literature (English)

Page: 207

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Modern Greece

... as part of their repossession of their natural world . This has come about in a
curious way . Rightly or wrongly the attitude of a great deal of Christian thought to
the ancient Greek world and its culture has been negative and even destructive ...

Author: John Kennedy Campbell

Publisher: London : Benn

ISBN: UVA:X000429155

Category: Greece

Page: 426

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SCOTT (copy 2): From the John Holmes Library collection.

Rearming the French in World War II

Repossession of U . S . Matériel The U . S . Army was responsible for
repossessing American matériel in French possession in accordance with
established policies governing French rearmament and with the theater
responsibility for ensuring ...

Author: Monro MacCloskey


ISBN: UOM:39015014631579

Category: Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)

Page: 189

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ISBN 0-88920-341-5 Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by
Contemporary Women by Helen M. Buss ' 2002 / xxvi + 206 pp. / ISBN 0-88920-
408-x cloth / ISBN 0-88920-410-1 paper Chasing the Comet: A Scottish-
Canadian Life by ...

Author: Michael Englishman

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554586806

Category: History

Page: 128

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163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman’s astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right—helping other prisoners escape and actively participating in the underground resistance. A man who refused to surrender his spirit despite the loss of his wife and his entire family to the Nazis, Englishman kept a promise he had made to a friend, and sought his friend’s children after the war. With the children’s mother, he made a new life in Canada, where he continued his resistance, tracking neo-Nazi cells and infiltrating their headquarters to destroy their files. Until his death in August 2007, Englishman remained active, speaking out against racism and hatred in seminars for young people. His gripping story should be widely read and will be of interest to scholars of auto/biography, World War II history, and the Holocaust.

Memory Muses Memoir

The Place of Myth in Modern Life, (Toronto: Inner City Books, 1995), 21. Maureen
Murdock “Telling Our Stories,” 137. Maureen Murdock “Telling Our Stories 131.
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34. 23 24 50 51 52 53 Repossessing the World ,12.

Author: Deb Everson Borofka

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440180330

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Why is the memoir genre so important? What is it that drives us to tell our own stories? The ancient Greek myth of Goddess Memory, and her daughters, the Muses, offers new ways to re-enter the stories of our lives and shape them in surprising ways. Mnemosyne's birthing of the Muses underscores her commitment to express all of the facets of her personal story: grief, joy, love, body, breath, history, spirituality, reverie, and humor. The memoirist follows Mnemosyne's imaginal lineage in crafting all memoirs. Memories live in matter, in the very cells of our bodies. Writing our life stories allows us to consider the content of our experiences, the plurality of perspectives from which we can choose to shape them, and the use that we want to make of them. We may choose to write for many reasons, psychological, physical, and cultural healing being just a few. This book suggests the exploration of an imaginable field is possible when we look at how figures from Greek mythology continue to inspire contemporary life writing.

Leaving Fundamentalism

ISBN 0—88920-341-5 Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by
Contemporary Women by Helen M. Buss ° 2002/XXVi + 206 pp. /ISBN 0—88920-
408—X ClO'El'1/ISBN 0458920-410-1 paper Chasing the Comet: A Scottish-
Canadian ...

Author: G. Elijah Dann

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554586653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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In a time when religious conservatives have placed their faith and values at the forefront of the so-called “culture wars,” this book is extremely relevant. The stories in Leaving Fundamentalism provide a personal and intimate look behind sermons, religious services, and church life, and promote an understanding of those who have been deeply involved in the conservative Christian church. These autobiographies come from within the congregations and homes of religious fundamentalists, where their highly idealized faith, in all its complexities and problems, meets the reality of everyday life. Told from the perspective of distance gained by leaving fundamentalism, each story gives the reader a snapshot of what it is like to go through the experiences, thoughts, feelings, passions, and pains that, for many of the writers, are still raw. Explaining how their lives might continue after fundamentalism, these writers offer a spiritual lifeline for others who may be questioning their faith. Foreword by Thomas Moore

Becoming My Mother s Daughter

ISBN 0—88920—334—2 Working in Women 's Archives: Researching Women 's
Private Literature and Archival Documents edited by Helen M. Buss and Marlene
Kadar ° 2001 / vi + 120 pp./ ISBN 0—88920—341—5 Repossessing the World: ...

Author: Erika Gottlieb

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554586912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family’s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory. The core of the book is Eva’s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child’s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story.

The L M Montgomery Reader

... Women's Private Literature and Archival Documents (2001), which includes a
chapter on Montgomery's journals by Mary Henley Rubio, and the book-length
study Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by Contemporary Women (
2002) ...

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644922

Category: History

Page: 451

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"This second volume narrates the development of L.M. Montgomery{u2019}s (1874{u2013}1942) critical reputation in the seventy years since her death. It traces milestones and turning points such as adaptations for stage and screen, posthumous publications, and the development of Montgomery Studies as a scholarly field"--From publisher description.

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 ...



ISBN: UVA:X001429219

Category: Great Plains


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The Family in Today s Money World

... to feel indifferent about continuing to make payments for merchandise that has
depreciated in value or usefulness for the consumer ; and the seller may regard
as too costly the process of repossessing an item with little or no resale value .

Author: Frances Lomas Feldman

Publisher: New York : Family Service Association of America

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036908304

Category: Families

Page: 409

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Shakespeare Studies

They are the representatives of the human reality which continually threatens any
such world of make believe . ... Every third thought reminds Prospero of the
superiority of the world he is repossessing over the world of magic whose lure ...

Author: John Leeds Barroll


ISBN: UCAL:B4928344

Category: Electronic journals


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