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Women taking risks in contemporary autobiographical narratives

Author: Anna Rocca; Kenneth S Reeds
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[The book] explores the nature and effects of risk in self-narrative representations of live events. ... The collection focuses on risk-taking as one of women's articulations of authorial agency displayed in literary, testimonial, photographic, travel and film documentary forms of autobiographical expression in French."--Dustjacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Rocca; Kenneth S Reeds
ISBN: 1443849790 9781443849791
OCLC Number: 858896875
Description: ix, 232 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A fine risk / Trudy Agar --
Exorcising obscenity / Marzia Caporale --
Ken Bugul's story and Herstory? / Christopher Hogarth --
Strange and terrible / Noelle Giguere --
Worth the risk / Cathy Jellenik --
Virginie Despentes and the risk of a twentieth-century autobiographical manifesto / Natalie Edwards --
The words that say ot / Amy L. Hubbell --
In the name of the father / Adrienne Angelo --
Leila Abouzeid and Houria Boussejra / Anna Rocca --
Women's creative performance / Nevine el Nossery --
"Fiancee du danger" / Jean Anderson --
Running risks / Jane E. Evans --
A venture from Guadeloupe to Paris / Boukary Sawadogo --
Is testimony too risque for literature? / Isabelle Favre.
Responsibility: edited by Anna Rocca and Kenneth Reeds.

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