Autobiography & Postmodernism / Edition 1

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Exploring the connections between autobiography and postmodernism, this volume addresses self-representation in a variety of literatures--Native American, British, Chicana, immigrant, and lesbian, among others--in genres as diverse as poetry, naming, confession, photography, and the manifesto. The essays examine how different writers respond to the culturally specific pressures of genre, how these constraints are negotiated, and what self- representation reveals about the politics of identity. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870239007
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 5/12/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Mark of Autobiography: Postmodernism, Autobiography, and Genre 3
Adding to My Life 21
The Politics of Genre in Carmen Martin Gaite's Back Room 33
Policing Truth: Confession, Gender, and Autobiographical Authority 54
Autobiographical Voices (1, 2, 3) and Mosaic Memory: Experimental Sondages in the (Post)modern World 79
Postmodernism and the Autobiographical Subject: Reconstructing the "Other" 130
A Geography of Conversion: Dialogical Boundaries of Self in Antin's Promised Land 167
Posing: Autobiography and the Subject of Photography 191
Plains Indian Names and "the Autobiographical Act" 212
Nuptial Interruptions: Autobiographical Boundaries in Wordsworth's "Farewell" 240
Identity's Body 266
"An appearance walking in a forest the sexes burn": Autobiography and the Construction of the Feminine Body 293
Notes on Contributors 317
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