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Author Freeman, Mark.

Title Rewriting the Self : History, Memory, Narrative
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Series Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography ; v. 2
Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Rewriting the self; To be mindful of life; Interpretation and selfhood; Questions; The skeptical challenge; Thinking beyond skepticism; The cast of characters; 2 The story of a life; History, memory, narrative; 'Origins' ; To cast out one's demons; Living in the material world; Knowledge and action; Retrospects and prospects; Recollection and development; 3 In the name of the self; The danger of writing; Language, thought, and reality
Lingering despair, appearances notwithstandingThe dead end of rationality; On narrative plausibility; Reconstruction, restoration, and the dialectic of development; Primal scenes; 7 Who to become; In the wilderness of the self; The seeds of new life; Meaning, morality, and the social construction of narrative; Apostasy and authority; A tale of two worlds; The vertigo of development; Epilogue: Toward a poetics of life history; Notes; References; Name index; Subject index
Whose words do we speak and write?Origin/ality; Authorship and selfhood; To build a world; Looking toward the future, in anticipation; 4 Living to tell about it; Pure imagination; Face to face; The start of something big; Narrative delusion and the (meta)historical imagination; The banality of existence; Accidents will happen; Narrative desire; 5 Fact and fiction; What are the facts of history?; Presence and absence; The manifest text; In the aftermath; The problem of the text; To know thyself; 6 The primal scenes of selfhood; Secrecy and secrets; Double trouble
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ISBN 1315674599