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Curing oneself of one's (father)land : nosto/patriography in "The return: fathers, sons, and the land in between" by Hisham Matar


Curing oneself of one's (father)land : nosto/patriography in "The return: fathers, sons, and the land in between" by Hisham Matar

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dc.contributor.author Kusek, Robert [SAP13017370] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-06T10:21:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-06T10:21:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020 pl
dc.identifier.issn 2643-8380 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/279554
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny *
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dc.title Curing oneself of one's (father)land : nosto/patriography in "The return: fathers, sons, and the land in between" by Hisham Matar pl
dc.title.alternative Leczenie się z ojczyzny : nosto/patriografia w "The Return: fathers, sons, and the land in between" Hishama Matara pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 210-228 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 227-228 pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://journals.upress.ufl.edu/jgps/article/view/1527 pl
dc.abstract.en In 2012, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar returned to his native Libya after a hiatus of over thirty years so as to learn about the fate of his father—an anti-Gaddafi political dissident who in 1979 took his family into exile and who only a decade later was kidnapped and imprisoned by the Libyan regime. However, the search for the writer’s father turned out to be something more than just a fact-finding inquiry into what had happened to Jaballa Matar. It metamorphosed into a profoundly auto/biographical project in which he investigated not only the father-son relationship but also his “expatriate” position with regard to his fatherland. Moreover, the whole experience resulted in Matar completing and publishing an account of his father/home-search entitled "The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between" (2016). The aim of this paper is to discuss Matar’s "The Return" as a specimen of nosto- and patriography. The memoir will be analysed with reference to two narrative categories mentioned above (namely a narrative about one’s homecoming [nostos narrative] and about the father-son relationship [patriography]) and their specific poetics developed and formulated by the micro-genres’ prominent theorists. The paper will also address an issue which appears to be particularly pertinent both to the auto/biographical self and to the book’s readers: the “success” at both homecoming and overcoming grief. pl
dc.subject.en The Return pl
dc.subject.en Hisham Matar pl
dc.subject.en nostography pl
dc.subject.en patriography pl
dc.description.volume 8 pl
dc.description.number 2 pl
dc.description.points 20 pl
dc.description.publication 1,5 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.5744/jgps.2020.1014 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2643-8399 pl
dc.title.journal Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2021-10-01 pl
dc.participation Kusek, Robert: 100%; pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiej pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / O pl
dc.pbn.affiliation Dziedzina nauk humanistycznych : literaturoznawstwo pl

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