Autobiography / Edition 1

Autobiography / Edition 1

by Linda Anderson
     
 

An indispensable introduction to the study of autobiography and a historical overview of autobiographical writing from St Augustine to the present day.See more details below

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An indispensable introduction to the study of autobiography and a historical overview of autobiographical writing from St Augustine to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415186353
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Historians of the Self18
Saint Augustine's Confessions18
Non-conforming Selves: John Bunyan's Grace Abounding27
Serial Selves: James Boswell and Hester Thrale33
Sublime Egos: Rousseau and Wordsworth43
2Subjectivity, Representation and Narrative60
Freud's Unconscious60
Barthes' Autobiographical Signs70
Derrida and the Traces of Autobiography79
Feminism and Poststructuralism86
3Other Subjects92
Gender, Modernism and Autobiography92
Locating Difference102
Landscape for a Good Woman110
Postcolonial Subjects114
4Practising Autobiography121
Personal Criticism121
Testimonies126
Glossary134
Bibliography142
Index150

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