Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index.
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.
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.
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