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Modern confessional writing : new critical essays

Author: Jo Gill
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that provide a critique of the popular and powerful genre of confessional writing. Contributors discuss a range of poetry, prose and drama, including the work of John Berryman,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Gill
ISBN: 0415339693 9780415339698
OCLC Number: 243505669
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 196 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jo Gill --
1. Dangerous confessions : the problem of reading Sylvia Plath biographically / Tracy Brain --
2. Confessing the body : Plath, Sexton, Berryman, Lowell, Ginsberg and the gendered poetics of the 'real' / Elizabeth Gregory --
3. 'To feel with a human stranger' : Adrienne Rich's post-Holocaust confession and the limits of identification / Ann Keniston --
4. 'Your story : my story' : confessional writing and the case of Birthday letters / Jo Gill --
5. Bridget Jones's diary : confessing post-feminism / Leah Guenther --
6. 'The memoir as self-destruction' : A heartbreaking work of staggering genius / Bran Nicol --
7. Truth, confession and the post-apartheid black consciousness in Njabulo Ndebele's The cry of Winnie Mandela / Yianna Liatsos --
8. Personal performance : the resistant confessions of Bobby Baker / Deirdre Heddon --
9. Death sentences : confessions of living with dying in narratives of terminal illness / Ruth Robbins --
10. Cultures of confession/cultures of testimony : turning the subject inside out / Susannah Radstone --
11. How we confess now : reading the Abu Ghraib archive / Leigh Gilmore.
Responsibility: edited by Jo Gill.

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