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Mapping the private geography : autobiography, identity, and America

Author: Gerri Reaves
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study of autobiographical writing and its reflection of personal and national identity analyzes the different ways in which these authors balance individual American identity with collective identities and reinvent their familial, cultural, and national engenderings." "In each of the works discussed, a private geography - a psychological map, a myth, an ideology, or a fiction - is posited, while its author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reaves, Gerri, 1951-
Mapping the private geography.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
(OCoLC)606491754
Online version:
Reaves, Gerri, 1951-
Mapping the private geography.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
(OCoLC)609284134
Named Person: Gertrude Stein; Lillian Hellman; Sam Shepard; Joan Didion; Sam Shepard; Gertrude Stein; Joan Didion; Lillian Hellman; Joan Didion; Lillian Hellman; Sam Shepard; Gertrude Stein; Joan Didion; Lillian Hellman; Sam Shepard; Gertrude Stein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerri Reaves
ISBN: 0786408774 9780786408771
OCLC Number: 44693983
Description: vi, 162 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: American Identity: The Personal Is the Geographical --
Definitional Dilemmas in Autobiography Studies: Self, Genre, and Place --
Gertrude Stein's Everybody's Autobiography: The 1934-35 American Tour, a Landscape of Anxiety --
Lillian Hellman's Scoundrel Time and the Ownership of Memory --
Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles: A Microcosmic America --
Conclusions: Joan Didion's "Places of the Mind."
Responsibility: Gerri Reaves.

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This study of autobiographical writing and its reflection of personal and national identity focuses on four writers and the ways in which their work maps the internal and external self - Gertrude  Read more...
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