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Through the Window, Out the Door

Through the Window, Out the Door

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by Janis P. Stout
University of Alabama Press
Hardback

Through the Window, Out the Door
Women's Narratives of Departure, from Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and Didion

An important moment in many novels and poems by American women writers occurs when a central character looks out a window or walks out the door of a house.  These acts of departure serve to convey such values as the rejections of constraining social patterns, the search for individual fulfillment, and the entry into the political.  Janis Stout examines such moments and related patterns of benture and travel in the fiction of five major American novelists of the 20th century:  Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Anne Tyler, Toni Morrison, and Joan Didion.

Janis P. Stout is the author of Katherine Anne Porter: A Sense of the Times; Through the Window, Out the Door: Women's Narratives of Departure, from Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and Didion; Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World; and A Calender of the Letters of Willa Cather.