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The Resource American autobiography after 9/11, Megan Brown

American autobiography after 9/11, Megan Brown

Label
American autobiography after 9/11
Title
American autobiography after 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Megan Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books. They cope with financial crises, encounter difference, or confront norms of identity. Megan Brown contends that such best sellers as Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Tucker Max's I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell teach readers how to navigate a confusing, changing world. This lively and theoretically grounded book analyzes twenty-first-century memoirs from Three Cups of Tea to Fun Home, emphasizing the ways in which they reinforce and circulate ideologies, becoming guides or models for living. Brown expands her inquiry beyond books to the autobiographical narratives in reality television and political speeches. She offers a persuasive explanation for the memoir boom: the genre as a response to an era of uncertainty and struggle
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Megan
Dewey number
810.9/492
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • American prose literature
  • Authors, American
  • Biography as a literary form
Label
American autobiography after 9/11, Megan Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction -- Keeping it real: "fraud" memoirs and representations of ethnic authenticity -- Learning to live again: contemporary U.S. memoir as biopolitical self-care guide -- Memoirs of empire: encountering difference in the global marketplace -- Babies, blow jobs, and bombs: the bromoir and/as anxiety -- Selling subjectivity: business memoirs as biopolitical management -- The memoir as provocation: a case for "Me Studies" in undergraduate classes -- Afterword
Control code
ocn967342795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 155 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299310332
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustration
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967342795
Label
American autobiography after 9/11, Megan Brown
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction -- Keeping it real: "fraud" memoirs and representations of ethnic authenticity -- Learning to live again: contemporary U.S. memoir as biopolitical self-care guide -- Memoirs of empire: encountering difference in the global marketplace -- Babies, blow jobs, and bombs: the bromoir and/as anxiety -- Selling subjectivity: business memoirs as biopolitical management -- The memoir as provocation: a case for "Me Studies" in undergraduate classes -- Afterword
Control code
ocn967342795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 155 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299310332
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustration
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967342795

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