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Literary Selves: Autobiography and Contemporary American Nonfiction (Hardback)
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Literary Selves: Autobiography and Contemporary American Nonfiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 30/08/1993
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Departing from previous discussions of literary nonfiction in terms of its being literature or journalism, this new study treats literary nonfiction as autobiography, examining a large body of work in terms of autobiographical theory. The collected works of six very different prominent literary journalists--John McPhee, Joe McGinniss, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, and Norman Mailer--are analyzed from literary, autobiographical, and cultural perspectives. Author James Stull explains how the complex, fully-rounded psychological and social self is crystalized in these works into a more encompassing statement of self-identification, which he calls a metaphor of self, a distinctive way an author presents a self and its world. Numerous other writers and critics are brought into the discussion, and the author provides an extensive reference bibliography.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313288258
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11 mm


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"A useful addition to the recent explosion of critical work on autobiograpy and provides insightful and articulate treatment of important voices on the American scene."-Choice
?A useful addition to the recent explosion of critical work on autobiograpy and provides insightful and articulate treatment of important voices on the American scene.?-Choice

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