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Artful histories

Author: David McCooey
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Artful Histories is an account of modern Australian autobiography that radically revises theories of autobiography and discusses a broad range of popular and literary texts. It contributes to our  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McCooey
ISBN: 0521561019 9780521561013 0521567904 9780521567909
OCLC Number: 123259005
Description: viii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Autobiography and history; 2. Beginnings: histories and families; 3. Beginnings and myth; 4. Parents, crisis and education; 5. The hidden past and personal history; 6. Autobiographies of displacement; 7. The individual and place; 8. Fiction and autobiography; Conclusion.
Responsibility: David McCooey.

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"Australian autobiography takes many forms and calls on many different strategies, all of which McCooey sets forth cogently in a jargon-free style that is tight and bright with all the fat squeezed Read more...

 
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