Living Autobiographically How We Create Identity in Narrative
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Autobiography is naturally regarded as an art of retrospect, but making autobiography is equally part of the fabric of our ongoing experience. We tell the stories of our lives piecemeal, and these stories are not merely about our selves but also an integral part of them. In this way we "live autobiographically"; we have narrative identities. In this book, noted life-writing scholar Paul John Eakin explores the intimate, dynamic connection between our selves and our stories, between narrative and identity in everyday life. He draws on a wide range of autobiographical writings from work by Jonathan Franzen, Mary Karr, and Andr Aciman to the New York Times series "Portraits of Grief"…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 9/4/2008
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall