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Author Eakin, Paul John.

Title Living autobiographically : how we create identity in narrative / Paul John Eakin
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008


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Description xvii, 184 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cornell paperbacks
Cornell paperbacks.
Contents 1. Talking about Ourselves: The Rules of the Game -- Jolting Events -- The Case against Narrative Identity -- Truth or Consequences on Oprah -- The Narrative Identity System -- Narrative Rules, Identity Rules -- "My Father's Brain" -- 2. Autobiographical Consciousness: Body, Brain, Self, and Narrative -- Antonio Damasio and the "Movie-in-the-Brain" -- Doing Consciousness -- 3. Identity Work: People Making Stories -- Looking at Vermeer: "Inner" Lives and "Outer" Forces -- Everyday Lives -- "'My Father ... '" -- The Pressure of Circumstances, the Power of Story -- 4. Living Autobiographically -- The Homeostatic Machine -- "Arbitrage": Andre Aciman and "Remembering Remembering"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Autobiography.
Identity (Psychology)
Narration (Rhetoric)
LC no. 2008019570
ISBN 9780801447242 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801447240 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801474781 (paperback: alk. paper)
0801474787 (paperback: alk. paper)