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Author Rodriguez, Barbara (Barbara Ruth)

Title Autobiographical inscriptions : form, personhood, and the American woman writer of color / Barbara Rodríguez
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations
Series W.E.B. Du Bois Institute
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Series)
Contents INTRODUCTION: Reading Autobiography: Strategies and Structures; 1 "Everybody's Zora": Visions, Setting, and Voice in Dust Tracks on a Road; 2 Commodities That Speak: Form and Transformation in Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; 3 In One Voice: Autobiographical Acts in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior and Hisaye Yarnamoto's "The Legend of Miss Sasagawara"; 4 People Made of Words: Identity and Identification in Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller and Adrienne Kennedy's People Who Led to My Plays
Summary This text is a discussion of the ways that innovations of form and structure contain and bolster arguments for personhood. Organized thematically, with chapters focusing on central questions of form, this work pairs canonized texts with less well-known works
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American prose literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Autobiographical fiction, American -- History and criticism
Women and literature -- United States -- History
Autobiography -- Women authors.
Minority women in literature.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Minorities in literature.
Literary form.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American prose literature -- Minority authors
American prose literature -- Women authors
Autobiographical fiction, American
Autobiography -- Women authors
Ethnic groups in literature
Literary form
Minorities in literature
Minority women in literature
Women and literature
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1602563101