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But Enough About Me By Nancy K. Miller

But Enough About Me
by Nancy K. Miller

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Nancy Miller explores the unexpected ways that the stories of other people's lives give meaning to our own. She also mounts a defence of the memoir against accusations of terminal narcissism by showing how the forms of life writing are as much about others as they are about their authors.
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But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People's Lives by Nancy K. Miller

In her latest work of personal criticism, Nancy K. Miller tells the story of how a girl who grew up in the 1950s and got lost in the 1960s became a feminist critic in the 1970s. As in her previous books, Miller interweaves pieces of her autobiography with the memoirs of contemporaries in order to explore the unexpected ways that the stories of other people's lives give meaning to our own. The evolution she chronicles was lived by a generation of literary girls who came of age in the midst of profound social change and, buoyed by the energy of second-wave feminism, became writers, academics, and activists. Miller's recollections form one woman's installment in a collective memoir that is still unfolding, an intimate page of a group portrait in process.

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But Enough About Me Reviews


Miller's book seems more than its sum, larger than its slim weight in the hand... fascinating... poignant... looms large. -- Cora Kaplan Women's Review of Books A witty defense of the genre. Publishers Weekly Nancy K. Miller's new book is an elegant and witty meditation of self-knowledge, particularly for women. It should be read by all of us who are struggling, in these strange, loudly postfeminist times, to make sense of our stories as they have been interpolated by post-World War II America. Radcliffe Quarterly

About Nancy K. Miller


Nancy K. Miller is distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of Bequest and Betrayal, Getting Personal, and other books.

Table of Contents


1. But Enough About Me, What Do You Think of My Memoir? 2. Decades 3. Circa 1959 4. The Marks of Time 5. "Why Am I Not that Woman?" Epilogue: My Grandfather's Cigarette Case, or What I Learned in Memphis

Additional information

GOR010176062
But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People's Lives by Nancy K. Miller
Nancy K. Miller
Gender and Culture Series
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Columbia University Press
2002-07-31
160
0231125232
9780231125239
N/A
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