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Title Rethinking narrative identity : person and perspective / edited by Claudia Holler, Humboldt University Berlin ; Martin Klepper, Humboldt University Berlin.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.

Series Studies in narrative ; 17
Studies in narrative ; 17.
Subject Narration (Rhetoric)
Identity (Psychology)
Alt Name Holler, Claudia.,
Series Studies in narrative ; 17
Studies in narrative ; 17.
Subject Narration (Rhetoric)
Identity (Psychology)
Alt Name Holler, Claudia.,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This paper addresses identity construction in confessional poetry and explores three poems by Anne Sexton in closer detail. It shows that identity in lyrical texts can be discussed more poignantly by using the concept of narrative identity. A close reading of the three poems reveals three different self-concepts, the possibility of multiple selves, and the notion of permanent self-actualization through narrative. Furthermore, this paper suggests that narrative identity theory concentrates too much on conventional narratological frames such as narrative coherence. The reading of lyric poetry ex.
Contents 1. Introduction. Rethinking narrative identity: Persona and perspective (by Klepper, Martin), p1-31; 2. Chapter 1. Identity and empathy: On the correlation of narrativity and morality (by Meuter, Norbert), p33-48; 3. Chapter 2. Axes of identity: Persona, perspective, and the meaning of (Keith Richards's) Life (by Freeman, Mark), p49-68; 4. Chapter 3. The quest for a third space: Heterotopic self-positioning and narrative identity (by Kraus, Wolfgang), p69-83; 5. Chapter 4. Constructing perspectives as positioning resources in stories of the self (by Lucius-Hoene, Gabriele), p85-101; 6. Chapter 5. Referential frameworks and focalization in a craft artist's life story: A socionarratological perspective on narrative identity (by Mildorf, Jarmila), p103-116; 7. Chapter 6. Strange perspectives = strange (narrative?) identities? (by Heinze, Rudiger), p117-127; 8. Chapter 7. "Indefinite, sketchy, but not entirely obliterated": Narrative identity in Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex (by Frey Buchel, Nicole), p129-146; 9. Chapter 8. Creative confession: Self-writing, forgiveness and ethics in Ian McEwan's Atonement (by Worthington, Kim), p147-169; 10. Chapter 9. The queer self and the snares of heteronormativity: Quentin Crisp's life story -- A successful failure (by Kilian, Eveline), p171-186; 11. Chapter 10. Confessional poetry: A poetic perspective on narrative identity (by Brunner, Eva), p187-202; 12. Contributors, p203-205; 13. Index, p207-209.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027272256 (electronic bk.)
9027272255 (electronic bk.)
9789027226570
9027226571
OCLC # 829245212
Additional Format Print version: Rethinking Narrative Identity. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013 9789027226570 (DLC) 2012045236 (OCoLC)818739526


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