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The Cambridge companion to Autobiography, edited by Maria DiBattista, Emily Wittman

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The Cambridge companion to Autobiography
Title
The Cambridge companion to Autobiography
Statement of responsibility
edited by Maria DiBattista, Emily Wittman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography offers a historical overview of the genre from the foundational works of Augustine, Montaigne, and Rousseau through the great autobiographies of the Romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. Sixteen essays from distinguished scholars and critics explore the diverse forms, audiences, styles, and motives of life writings traditionally classified under the rubric of autobiography. Chapters are arranged in chronological order and are grouped to reflect changing views of the psychological status, representative character, and moral authority of the autobiographical text. The volume closes with a group portrait of late-modernist and contemporary autobiographies that, by blurring the dividing line between fiction and non-fiction, expand our understanding of the genre. Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, the volume will appeal especially to students and teachers of non-fiction narrative, creative writing, and literature more broadly
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Dewey number
809/.93592
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1947-
  • 1971-
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  • DiBattista, Maria
  • Wittman, Emily Ondine
Series statement
Cambridge companions to literature
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Autobiography
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The Cambridge companion to Autobiography, edited by Maria DiBattista, Emily Wittman
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction Maria DiBattista and Emily O. Wittman; Part I. Foundations: 1. Augustine Adam Becker; 2. Medieval European autobiography John Fleming; 3. Montaigne Lawrence Kriztman; 4. Rousseau Eli Friedlander; Part II. Consolidations: 5. Romantic autobiography Frances Wilson; 6. Victorian autobiography Deborah Nord; 7. American autobiography Robert Sayre; Part III. Deflections: 8. Kierkegaard/Nietzsche Alistair Hannay; 9. Pessoa Alfred MacAdam; 10. Gide/Genet Jean-Michel Rabate;; Part IV. Prisms: 11. Nabokov Leland de la Durante; 12. African American autobiography Trudier Harris; 13. Holocaust memoirs Michael Bernard-Donals; 14. Women's autobiographies Maria DiBattista; 15. The 'new' memoir Patrick Madden; 16. Creative non-fiction Mary Cappello
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CR9781139235686
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139235686
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Cambridge companion to Autobiography, edited by Maria DiBattista, Emily Wittman
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction Maria DiBattista and Emily O. Wittman; Part I. Foundations: 1. Augustine Adam Becker; 2. Medieval European autobiography John Fleming; 3. Montaigne Lawrence Kriztman; 4. Rousseau Eli Friedlander; Part II. Consolidations: 5. Romantic autobiography Frances Wilson; 6. Victorian autobiography Deborah Nord; 7. American autobiography Robert Sayre; Part III. Deflections: 8. Kierkegaard/Nietzsche Alistair Hannay; 9. Pessoa Alfred MacAdam; 10. Gide/Genet Jean-Michel Rabate;; Part IV. Prisms: 11. Nabokov Leland de la Durante; 12. African American autobiography Trudier Harris; 13. Holocaust memoirs Michael Bernard-Donals; 14. Women's autobiographies Maria DiBattista; 15. The 'new' memoir Patrick Madden; 16. Creative non-fiction Mary Cappello
Control code
CR9781139235686
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139235686
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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