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The Female Autograph: Theory and Practice of Autobiography from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

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These original essays comprise a fascinating investigation into women's strategies for writing the self--constructing the female subject through autobiography, memoirs, letters, and diaries. The collection contains theoretical essays by Donna Stanton, Sandra Gilbert, and Susan Gilbert, and Susan Gubar; chapters on specific issues raised by women's autographs, such as Richard Bowring's study of tenth-century Japanese diaries or Janel Mueller's on "The Book of Margery Kempe; and annotated autobiographical fragments, including texts by Julia Kristeva, by a woman who became a czarist cavalry officer, and by a contemporary Palestinian poet. There are also chapters on the seventeenth-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi; Mme de. Sevigne; Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Hensel; the black minister Jarena Lee; Virginia Woolf; and Eva Peron. The result is a "conversation" between writers and critics across cultural and temporal boundaries. Stanton's essay plays off Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own. Kristeva begins with a reading of de Beauvoir, while a self-published French woman writes to defend the joys of family life against the author of "Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
Mfg Part# 9780226771212
SKU 202939584
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226771210
Release Date 8/13/2012
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