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Auto/biographical discourses: Theory - Criticism - Practice

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In this critical study, the author explores autobiography as a genre and as an organizing concept in 19th- and twentieth-century thought.

Drawing on a wide range of writings, both literary and theoretical, she shows how autobiography and biography have been crucial in debates over subject and object, public and private, fact and fiction - debates now refigured in feminist theory. Autobiography has itself been perceived as an unstable and hybrid genre: it appears either as a dangerous double agent moving between these oppositions, or as an instrument of their reconciliation.

This book explores the significance of the genre in eugenics and theories of "genius"; the "new biography" of Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and others; autobiographical and historical consciousness of subjectivity and genre; as well as contemporary autobiographical writings and feminist theories of life writing.

This book has some creases to the spine and a little tanning to the edges of a few pages. Otherwise, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Marcus, Laura
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First, 1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
071905530X
ISBN-13:
9780719055300
Number of pages:
322
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Auto/biographical discourses: Theory - Criticism - Practice

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In this critical study, the author explores autobiography as a genre and as an organizing concept in 19th- and twentieth-century thought.

Drawing on a wide range of writings, both literary and theoretical, she shows how autobiography and biography have been crucial in debates over subject and object, public and private, fact and fiction - debates now refigured in feminist theory. Autobiography has itself been perceived as an unstable and hybrid genre: it appears either as a dangerous double agent moving between these oppositions, or as an instrument of their reconciliation.

This book explores the significance of the genre in eugenics and theories of "genius"; the "new biography" of Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf and others; autobiographical and historical consciousness of subjectivity and genre; as well as contemporary autobiographical writings and feminist theories of life writing.

This book has some creases to the spine and a little tanning to the edges of a few pages. Otherwise, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Marcus, Laura
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First, 1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
071905530X
ISBN-13:
9780719055300
Number of pages:
322
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
Auto/biographical discourses: Theory - Criticism - Practice

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