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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
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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
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Subject American prose literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Autobiographical fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Autobiography -- Women authors.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Literary form.
Minorities in literature.
Minority women in literature.
Women and literature -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98051962
ISBN 0195123417 (acid-free paper)
1280471476
1423760174 (electronic bk.)
1602563101
9780195123418 (acid-free paper)
9781280471476
9781423760177 (electronic bk.)
9781602563100