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Touching the world : reference in autobiography

Author: Paul John Eakin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering readings of autobiographies by Roland Barthes, Henry James, Richard Rodriguez, Henry Adams, John Updike, Lillian Hellman and others, this monograph argues that autobiographies are written in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul John Eakin
ISBN: 0691068208 9780691068206
OCLC Number: 24542822
Description: ix, 249 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Referential Aesthetic of Autobiography --
Henry James's "Obscure Hurt": Can Autobiography Serve Biography? --
Self and Culture in Autobiography: Models of Identity and the Limits of Language --
Living in History --
Autobiography and the Structures of Experience.
Responsibility: Paul John Eakin.
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