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Author Rodriguez, Barbara (Barbara Ruth)
Title Autobiographical inscriptions : form, personhood, and the American woman writer of color / Barbara Rodriguez.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Author Rodriguez, Barbara (Barbara Ruth)
Series W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Series)
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.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1602563101
9780195123418 (acid-free paper)
0195123417 (acid-free paper)
1423760174 (electronic bk.)
9781423760177 (electronic bk.)
0195123417 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 567932956
Additional Format Print version: Rodriguez, Barbara (Barbara Ruth). Autobiographical inscriptions. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999 (DLC) 98051962.

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