Textual Intimacy : Autobiography and Religious Identities (Hardcover)

Author: Kort, Wesley A.

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Given its affinity with questions of identity, autobiography offers a way into the interior space between author and reader, especially when writers define themselves in terms of religion. In his exploration of this "textual intimacy," Wesley Kort begins with a theorization of what it means to say who one is and how one's self-account as a religious person stands in relation to other forms of self-identification. He then provides a critical analysis of autobiographical texts by nine contemporary American writers?including Maya Angelou, Philip Roth, and Anne Lamott?who give religion a positive place in their accounts of who they are. Finally, in disclosing his own religious identity, Kort concludes with a meditation on several meanings of the wordassumption.

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Publisher Univ of Virginia Pr
Mfg Part# 9780813932767
SKU 228262994
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0813932769
Release Date 6/30/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher University of Virginia Press
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