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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Žindžiuvienė, Ingrida Eglė
Title: Amerikietiškos svajonės lietuviška versija: emigranto portretas Alės Rūtos romanuose „Pirmieji svetur“ ir „Daigynas“
Other Title: The Lithuanian version of the American dream: the Lithuanian immigrant’s portrait in Alė Rūta’s novels “Pirmieji svetur” and “Daigynas”
Is part of: Oikos: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos. Vilnius : Versus Aureus, 2012, nr. 1 (13)
Extent: p. 99-114
Date: 2012
Keywords: Emigracija;„Amerikietiškosios svajonės“;Rūta, Alė;Nakaitė-Arbačiauskienė, Elena;Romanai;„Pirmieji svetur“;„Daigynas“
Abstract: The article examines theoretical issues of the American Dream and analyzes the influence of this ideology on the Lithuanian identity in the novels Pirmieji svetur (1984) and Daigynas (1987) by the well-known Lithuanian diaspora writer Alė Rūta (Elena Nakaitė-Arbienė), who lived from 1915 to 2011. The essence of the American Dream is closely related to different aspects of immigration and, thus, to the history of the United States of America. These novels present the multilayered problems of Lithuanian immigration into the USA, and discuss the Lithuanian immigrants’ search for the American Dream. All the dimensions of the American Dream as represented in these novels are analyzed: different periods of Lithuanian immigration and reasons for emigration are discussed, emphasizing the personal dimension. The article also discusses issues of cultural confrontation and dialogue, the dynamics of the Lithuanian identity, problems of integration, assimilation, and preservation of the ethnicity within the context of the American Dream ideology, and proves its visualization in Alė Rūta’s novels that represent all the constituent parts of the American Dream
Affiliation(s): Užsienio kalbų, lit. ir vert. s. katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:OIKOS: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos 2012, nr. 1(13)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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