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Why Read for Place? An Introduction

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780813041735
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043944 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0001
Why Read for Place? An Introduction

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The introduction asks how might one articulate the aspects of one's formative place particularly when one is struck with the task of conveying it? How does one proceed beyond recognitions that are likely to appear fundamental and obvious to many? While recognizing that place may sometimes function unfavorably as a variable in the workings of nostalgia, comfort, and tradition, it also remains an embarking point we never really leave over the course of our various physical journeys as well as the mighty odyssey toward ourselves that is the great yearning endeavor of our lives.

Keywords: Place; Nostalgia; Comfort; Tradition

Chapter.  8757 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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