Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award

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  • Analysis Of The Book ' The Book Of Ruth ' By Jane Hamilton

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    American novelist Jane Hamilton was born on July 13, 1957 in Oak Park, Illinois. After being told that she would never succeed as an author, Hamilton went on to write short stories, tow which she received praise for, eventually winning the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her 1988 classic, The Book of Ruth (Shufeldt). Her first novel follows the life of Ruth Grey Dahl, a poor girl in the small town of Honey Creek, Illinois. She lives with her mother May and for a while, her brother Matthew. Surrounded

  • Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping - Beyond Reason Essay

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    Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping - Beyond Reason    Marilynne Robinson gives voice to a realm of consciousness beyond the bounds of reason in her novel Housekeeping. Possibly concealed by the melancholy but gently methodical tone, boundaries and limits of perception are constantly redefined, rediscovered, and reevaluated. Ruth, as the narrator, leads the reader through the sorrowful events and the mundane details of her childhood and adolescence. She attempts to reconcile her experiences

  • Transcendence in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping Essay

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    Transcendence in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping William H. Burke suggests that transience in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping is a type of pilgrimage, and that “the rigors and self-denials of the transient life are necessary spiritual conditioning for the valued crossing from the experience of a world of loss and fragmentation to the perception of a world that is whole and complete” (717). The world of reality in Housekeeping is one “fragmented, isolated, and arbitrary as glimpses one has

  • Sherman Alexie Analysis

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    American poet, novelist, performer, and filmmaker. According to Poetry Foundation, he is mostly famous for his poems and short stories about the reservation life of a Native American, among them The Business of Fancy Dancing (1992), The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (1993), which won a PEN/Hemingway Award, and Smoke Signals (1998), a movie based on Alexie’s short stories and even acted in his own work (Poetry Foundation). He also held the World Heavyweight Poetry title for four years. Even

  • Critical Analysis On Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter Of Maladies

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    Critical analysis on Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies Most of the diasporic people migrate to foreign countries to get a good position in the society, to develop their level of the economical social status and quest for job. Likewise, some of these reasons many people moving to the alien country with their dreams are suddenly destroyed in that particular country. There is the new way of life could not be adopted by some immigrants’ because of their conflict with the two different countries

  • What Is The Theme Of Diaspora By Longin Lahiri

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    DIASPORIC WRITINGS OF JHUMPHA LAHARI WITH SPECIAL REFERENC TO INTERPRETER OF MALADIES ABSTRACT Diaspora refers to the movement of the population from its original homeland. The word Diaspora is a transliteration of a Greek word that means “to sow throughout” or “to distribute in foreign lands” or “scatter abroad.” Diasporas are deracinated population leaving ethnic and cultural origin in a motherland other than where they currently live. Their economic, social and political affiliations cross borders