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Being a boy again : autobiography and the American boy book

Author: Marcia Ann Jacobson
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marcia Jacobson's Being a Boy Again identifies a literary genre that flourished between the Civil War and World War I - the American boy book. Jacobson distinguishes the boy book tradition from the didactic story for boys and the developmental autobiography of childhood, describing it as an autobiographical form that concentrates on boyhood alone. She discusses what gave rise to the boy book, what forms it took,
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Jacobson, Marcia Ann.
Being a boy again.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)621944675
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Ann Jacobson
ISBN: 0817307648 9780817307646
OCLC Number: 30154340
Description: 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The boy book : the historical context, fiction and autobiography --
Thomas Bailey Aldrich and Charles Dudley Warner --
Mark Twain --
William Dean Howells --
Hamlin Garland --
Stephen Crane --
Booth Tarkington --
The end of the boy book.
Responsibility: Marcia Jacobson.

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The recipient of the 1993 Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature, this book identifies a literary genre that flourished between the Civil War and World War I - the American boy book. It  Read more...

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