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Writing lives : American biography and autobiography

Author: Hans Bak; Hans Krabbendam; Stephen Carl Arch; Netherlands American Studies Association.
Publisher: Amsterdam : VU University Press, 1998.
Series: European contributions to American studies, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing lives.
Amsterdam : VU University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)988950487
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Bak; Hans Krabbendam; Stephen Carl Arch; Netherlands American Studies Association.
ISBN: 9053836179 9789053836170
OCLC Number: 41550739
Notes: Papers from the annual conference of the Netherlands American Studies Association, held in Middelburg, Netherlands, in June 1996.
Description: iii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Hans Bak and Hans Krabbendam --
Part I. Autobiography: --
John Fitch and the origins of American autobiography / Stephen C. Arch --
Franklin-Stein monster: ventriloquism and missing persons in American autobiography / Richard Hardack --
Posthumous life and the alibi of autobiography: the Adams memorial / Duco van Oostrum --
Mary Antin's "biomythography" / Kathleen Ashley --
(Im)possible lives: Zelda Fitgerald's Save me the waltz as surrealist autobiography / Susan Castillo --
Competing notions of American and artistic identity in visual and written autobiographies in the 1930s and early 1940s / Donna M. Cassidy --
Dust tracks on a road: Zora Neale Hurston's autobiography and the rhetoric of "feather-bed resistance" / Nicole E. Reith --
Howard Fast and the shape of the political memoir / David Seed --
From memories of childhood to intellectual memoirs, or from Mary McCarthy to "Mary McCarthy" / Isabel Durán --
"True story" novels as autobiography: the influence of The Shadow on Jack Kerouac's Doctor Sax / Ann Charters --
Representing shame / Madeleine Sorapure --
Autobiography of guilt: Tim O'Brien and Vietnam / Mary A. McCay --
Ethnicities: the American self-tellings of Leslie Marmon Silko, Richard Rodriguez, Darryl Pinckney, and Garrett Hongo / A. Robert Lee --
Native American autobiography as "art" / Hartwig Isernhagen --
Travel writing as autobiography: the case of Eddy L. Harris / Ineke Bockting --
Part II. Biography: --
Biography as interdisciplinary art / Joan D. Hedrick --
Forever riding with Stonewall: three approaches to Henry Kyd Douglas / Anneke Leenhouts --
The Cabot Lodges: a family portrait / Alfons Lammers --
Making biography out of Mencken / Fred Hobson --
Radical feminist or handmaiden? Fact and fiction in Susan Glaspell's life / Barbara Ozieblo --
The Quest for Bogart / Jeffrey Meyers --
The Missing civil rights in Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiographies / Mieke van Thoor --
"Playing with the news": Jonathan Daniels on Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman / Hans Veldman --
Discontinuity and coherence in the short biography: Arthur J. Goldberg and the OSS Labor Branch / Bob Reinalda --
Creating a group identity: the New York intellectuals / Tity de Vries --
Jimmy Carter: the missionary man / Douglas Brinkley --
Oral biography in print and broadcast / David K. Dunaway --
A Telling experience: writing gay biography / Axel Nissen --
Still telling women's lives / Linda Wagner-Martin.
Series Title: European contributions to American studies, 39.
Responsibility: edited by Hans Bak, Hans Krabbendam ; with contributions from Stephen C. Arch [and others].

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