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Picturing ourselves : photography & autobiography

Author: Linda Haverty Rugg
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Linda Haverty Rugg persuasively shows, photography's double take on self-image mirrors the concerns of autobiographers, who see the self as simultaneously divided (in observing/being) and unified by the autobiographical act. Rugg track's photography's impact on the formation of self-image through the study of four literary autobiographers.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Mark Twain; August Strindberg; Walter Benjamin; Christa Wolf; Christa Wolf; Walter Benjamin; August Strindberg; Mark Twain; Christa Wolf; Walter Benjamin; August Strindberg; Mark Twain; Christa Wolf; Mark Twain; August Strindberg; Walter Benjamin; Christa Wolf; Mark Twain; Christa Wolf; Walter Benjamin; August Strindberg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Haverty Rugg
ISBN: 0226731464 9780226731469 0226731472 9780226731476
OCLC Number: 36225291
Awards: Winner of Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies 1997
Description: x, 286 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Illumination and Obfuscation: Mark Twain's Photographic Autobiography --
II. Photographing the Soul: August Strindberg --
III. The Angel of History as Photographer: Walter Benjamin's Berlin Childhood around 1900 --
IV. The Lost Photo Album of Christa Wolf's Patterns of Childhood.
Responsibility: Linda Haverty Rugg.
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Photography has transformed the way we picture ourselves. This text tracks the impact of photography on the formation of the self-image through the study of four literary autobiographers concerned  Read more...

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