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Autobiography (The New Critical Idiom) By Linda Anderson (University of Newcastle, UK)

Autobiography (The New Critical Idiom)
by Linda Anderson (University of Newcastle, UK)

If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of 'autobiography'? This guide includes developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre. It offers an introduction to the study of a fascinating genre.

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If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of `autobiography'? The new edition of this classic guide is fully updated to include: developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre from confessions and narratives to memoirs and diaries uses of the genre in their historical and cultural contexts major autobiographical writers including St Augustine, Bunyan, Boswell, Rousseau and Wordsworth, alongside non-canonical autobiographies by women twentieth-century autobiography including women's writing, black and postcolonial writing, and personal criticism a new chapter on narrative and new material examining recent trends in autobiography such as blogs, the popularity of literary memoirs and recent developments in theory on testimonial writing. Combining theoretical discussion with thought-provoking readings of major texts, this is the ideal introduction to the study of a fascinating genre.

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GOR003788561
Autobiography (The New Critical Idiom)
Linda Anderson (University of Newcastle, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2010-11-26
166
0415572142
9780415572149
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