What We Mean When We Say 'From Away': That Proud Inferiority as Expressed in Maine Literature
In this essay, the author unpacks the term "from away," looking at it in the context of tourism in Maine, battles over shorefront ownership, the wealth gaps between the summer people and the locals, and the resentment that accompanies these factors. He surveys Maine authors who deal with these themes, among them Sanford Phippen, Patricia Smith Ranzoni, Carolyn Chute, and Elizabeth Strout. He also discusses the changing demographics of those who are "from away" in the 21st century.
Wilde, Dana, "What We Mean When We Say 'From Away': That Proud Inferiority as Expressed in Maine Literature" (2022). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 661.