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How Our Lives Become Stories : Making Selves - 99 edition

How Our Lives Become Stories : Making Selves (ISBN10: 0801485983; ISBN13: 9780801485985)
ISBN13: 978-0801485985
ISBN10: 0801485983

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0801436598
ISBN10: 0801436591

Summary: The popularity of such books as Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, May Karr's The Liar's Club, and Kathryn Harrison's controversial The Kiss, has led columnists to call ours ''the age of memoir.'' And while some critics have derided the explosion of memoir as exhibitionistic and self-aggrandizing, literary theorists are now beginning to look seriously at this profusion of authobiographical literature. Informed by literary, scientific, and experiential concerns, How Our Lives Become Stor
ies enhances knowledge of the complex forces that shape identity, and confronts the equally complex problems that arise when we write about who we think we are.
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Summary: The popularity of such books as Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, May Karr's The Liar's Club, and Kathryn Harrison's controversial The Kiss, has led columnists to call ours ''the age of memoir.'' And while some critics have derided the explosion of memoir as exhibitionistic and self-aggrandizing, literary theorists are now beginning to look seriously at this profusion of authobiographical literature. Informed by literary, scientific, and experiential concerns, How Our Lives Become Stories enhances knowledge of the complex forces that shape identity, and confronts the equally complex problems that arise when we write about who we think we are. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
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Publisher: Cornell University Press
Year Published: 1999
International: No



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