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The Resource "For was I not born here?" : identity and culture in the work of Yvonne du Fresne, Anne Holden Rønning

"For was I not born here?" : identity and culture in the work of Yvonne du Fresne, Anne Holden Rønning

Label
"For was I not born here?" : identity and culture in the work of Yvonne du Fresne
Title
"For was I not born here?"
Title remainder
identity and culture in the work of Yvonne du Fresne
Statement of responsibility
Anne Holden Rønning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study centres on the fiction of the New Zealand writer Yvonne du Fresne, the descendant of Danish and Danish-Huguenot families who emigrated to New Zealand in the late-nineteenth century and settled in the Manawatu area. It explores how memories of the past haunt generations of immigrants, and how issues of language, politics, and social norms live on through generations, affecting the formation of new identities and homes. Is it only, as with Astrid in Motherland, that by returning to our roots we can finally feel that we are at home in more than one country?
  • As Lauris Edmond writes, du Fresne's work is a tapestry of the past and present, storying immigrant life. Flitting in and out of the past is shown to be one way of coming to terms with the present and of understanding the importance of home, as is evident in The Book of Ester and Frederique, both centering on the manifold, complex European cultural traditions that were often overlooked in settler countries. Another is to be an inquisitive spy on the land like the child narrator, Astrid Westergaard, in du Fresne's magnificent stories, many of them originally radio broadcasts, which depict life in a small Danish community in the Manawatu in the 1930's, often in a humorous and ironic manner
  • Through her portrayal of fictional Scandinavian immigrants, du Fresne throws light on a relatively neglected area in New Zealand studies. Reading her writing against its reception shows how it raises issues of cultural colonization, stereotyping, and difference; the consequences of migration and exile taken up are, however, equally relevant in our global society of today, and expressive of transculturation in the globalized present. --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rønning, Anne Holden
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.3.D793
LC item number
Z866 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cross/cultures
Series volume
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Du Fresne, Yvonne
  • Du Fresne, Yvonne
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
"For was I not born here?" : identity and culture in the work of Yvonne du Fresne, Anne Holden Rønning
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Identities in Dialogue in the Work of Yvonne du Fresne; 2 The Danish Settlement in New Zealand; 3 "Was I not born here?"; 4 Bicultural Discursive Identities in Frdrique; 5 Astrid the Spy New Zealand Childhood Tales; 6 Stories of Adulthood; 7 Understanding At Last Where Motherland Is; Conclusion; Works Cited
Control code
659566768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789042029576
Lccn
2010283023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612643019
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
264301
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659566768
Label
"For was I not born here?" : identity and culture in the work of Yvonne du Fresne, Anne Holden Rønning
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Identities in Dialogue in the Work of Yvonne du Fresne; 2 The Danish Settlement in New Zealand; 3 "Was I not born here?"; 4 Bicultural Discursive Identities in Frdrique; 5 Astrid the Spy New Zealand Childhood Tales; 6 Stories of Adulthood; 7 Understanding At Last Where Motherland Is; Conclusion; Works Cited
Control code
659566768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789042029576
Lccn
2010283023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612643019
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
264301
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659566768

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