Autobiography / Edition 1

Autobiography / Edition 1

by Linda Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415186358

ISBN-13: 9780415186353

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This wide-ranging introduction to the study of autobiography offers a historical overview of autobiographical writing from St. Augustine to the present day.

Overview

This wide-ranging introduction to the study of autobiography offers 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

Acknowledgements Introduction Authors and Subjects The Law of Genre Poststructuralist Interventions 1. Historians of the Self Saint Augustine’s Confessions Non-conforming Selves: John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding Serial Selves: James Boswell and Hester Thrale Sublime Egos: Rousseau and Wordsworth 2. Subjectivity, Representation and Narrative Freud’s Unconscious Barthes’ Autobiographical Signs Derrida and the Traces of Autobiography Feminism and Poststructuralism 3. Other Subjects Gender, Modernism and Autobiography Locating Difference Landscape for a Good Woman Postcolonial Subjects 4. Narrative Contemporary Memoir Writing 5. Practising Autobiography Personal Criticism Testimony and Memory Politics and Memory Glossary Bibliography Index

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