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Missing persons : the impossibility of auto/biography

Author: Mary Evans
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Auto/biography is currently one of the most popular literary genres, widely supposed to illuminate the study of the individual and his or her personal circumstances. Missing Persons suggests that auto/biography is, in fact, based on fictions, both about the person and about what it is possible to know about any one individual." "Organised into chapters which consider particular kinds of auto/biographical writing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Evans, Mary, 1946-
Missing persons.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98019232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Evans
ISBN: 0203009711 9780203009710 9780415099752 0415099757 9780415099769 0415099765
OCLC Number: 559268802
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 164 pages)
Contents: 1. The possibilities of auto/biography --
2. Lies, all lies : auto/biography as fiction --
3. Imperatives of deference --
4. Boys' tales --
5. Looking for daddy --
6. The imagined self : the impossibility of auto/biography.
Responsibility: Mary Evans.

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An introductory analysis of auto/biography which suggests that the genre is based on fictions, both about the subject and about what is possible to know about any one individual. Evans demonstrates  Read more...

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"Evans makes a useful contribution to the conversation with this account of British autobiographical practices over the last century....Evans's study is insightful and lucid."-"Choice

 
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