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Age of Awareness

When the Heart Leaves Home

Alice Munro defies the ideal of female domesticity

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

‘I am not sure now whether I love any place, and […] it seems to me it was myself that I loved here — some self that I have finished with, and none too soon,’[1] contemplates Alice Munro’s protagonist of ‘Home’ when she returns to the house of her childhood. Despite what the title might suggest, Munro’s ‘Home’ is a ‘narrative of a…

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Denisa Vitova

Denisa Vitova

Literature and Linguistics graduate, MA in Creative Writing. Published by The London Magazine, Ambit, Firewords, The Moth and other. Now works in Swiss media.