The Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women's Autobiographical Writings / Edition 1

The Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women's Autobiographical Writings / Edition 1

by Shari Benstock
     
 

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Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women's Autobiographical Writings

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ISBN-13:
9780807842188
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/07/1988
Edition description:
1
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
0.73(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Part ITheories of Autobiography7
1.Authorizing the Autobiographical10
2.Women's Autobiographical Selves: Theory and Practice34
3.My Statue, My Self: Autobiographical Writings of Afro-American Women63
4.Simone de Beauvoir: Aging and Its Discontents90
5.Invincible Mediocrity: The Private Selves of Public Women114
6.Eighteenth-Century Women's Autobiographical Commonplaces147
Part IIAutobiographical Practices173
7.Female Rhetorics177
8.Pedagogy as Self-Expression in Mary Wollstonecraft: Exorcising the Past, Finding a Voice192
9.Representing Two Cultures: Jane Austen's Letters211
10.Dorothy Wordsworth's Journals: Putting Herself Down230
11.Charlotte Forten Grimke and the Search for a Public Voice254
12."Wider Than the Sky": Public Presence and Private Self in Dickinson, James, and Woolf272
Note on the Contributors305
Index309

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