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The Resource Contemporary American memoirs in action : how to do things with memoir, Jane Danielewicz

Contemporary American memoirs in action : how to do things with memoir, Jane Danielewicz

Label
Contemporary American memoirs in action : how to do things with memoir
Title
Contemporary American memoirs in action
Title remainder
how to do things with memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jane Danielewicz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyzes a collection of literary memoirs to demonstrate how this genre is an avenue for participation in public life. Writers are repurposing the memoir, a genre known for its personal and expressive function, to engage in debate and serve political goals. The chapters provide case studies for memoir as social action that effects change by looking at the writing of Joan Didion, John Edgar Wideman, James McBride, M. Elaine Mar, Janisse Ray, Lucy Grealy, and Ann Patchett. Drawing on theories of genre and agency, Danielewicz asserts how these writers are acting pragmatically. Memoirs contribute to democratic society by offering solutions, creating new knowledge, revealing social trends, bringing issues to light, creating empathy and connection, and changing public opinion
Member of
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1952-
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Danielewicz, Jane
Dewey number
808.06/692
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Palgrave pivot
  • American literature readings in the 21st century
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Autobiography
Label
Contemporary American memoirs in action : how to do things with memoir, Jane Danielewicz
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Reflecting -- 3 Voicing -- 4 Reckoning -- 5 Advocating -- 6 Witnessing
Control code
on1012939261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319696027
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012939261
Label
Contemporary American memoirs in action : how to do things with memoir, Jane Danielewicz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Reflecting -- 3 Voicing -- 4 Reckoning -- 5 Advocating -- 6 Witnessing
Control code
on1012939261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319696027
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012939261

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