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Acts of narrative resistance : women's autobiographical writings in the Americas

Author: Laura J Beard; American Literatures Initiative.
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of women's autobiographical writings in the Americas that focuses on three specific genres: testimonio, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation. It addresses issues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beard, Laura J., 1962-
Acts of narrative resistance.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009020563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Beard; American Literatures Initiative.
ISBN: 9780813930572 081393057X
OCLC Number: 759159931
Notes: "The American Literatures Initiative"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 199 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: Addressing the Self: Autobiographical Metafiction; 1 The Mirrored Self: Helena Parente Cunha's Women between Mirrors; 2 The Self in Exile: Luisa Futoransky's Babelic Metatext; PART TWO: From Self to Family to Nation: The Family Saga as an Autobiographical Genre; 3 Re-membering the Nation by Remembering the Family: Ana María Shua's The Book of Memories; 4 The Autobiographical Text as Memory Box: Nélida Piñon's The Republic of Dreams. PART THREE: Bearing Witness to the Self and the Community: Testimonial Works by Indigenous Women5 ""The Life of Bobbi Lee Is about Why We Must Talk"": Testimonial Literature as a Call to Action; 6 ""Part of Surviving Is through Remembering"": The Ethics and Politics of Life Narratives about Indian Residential School Experiences; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Laura J. Beard.

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