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Title Revealing lives : autobiography, biography, and gender / editors, Susan Groag Bell and Marilyn Yalom ; consulting editors, Diane Wood Middlebrook and Peter Stansky
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1990]


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Description xii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory
SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory.
Contents 1. Introduction / Susan Groag Bell and Marilyn Yalom -- 1. The "failure" of biography and the triumph of women's writing: Bettina von Arnim's Die Günderode and Christa Wolf's The Quest for Christa T. Anna K. Kuhn -- 2. "Double singleness": gender role mergence in the autobiographical writings of Charles and Mary Lamb / Jane Aaron -- 3. A Woman in the "Man's World": the journals of Nadezhda Durova / Mary Fleming Zirin -- 4. Biography as autobiography: Adèle Hugo, witness of her husband's life / Marilyn Yalom -- 5. Biography as reflected autobiography: the self-creation of Anne Thackeray Ritchie / Carol Hanbery MacKay -- 6. The feminization of John Stuart Mill / Susan Groag Bell -- 7. The literary standard, working-class autobiography, and gender / Regenia Gagnier -- 8. "Yo Sola Aprendi": Mexican women's personal narratives from 19th-century California / Genaro Padilla -- 9. Reconstructing the person: the case of Clara Shortridge Foltz / Barbara Allen Babcock -- 10. Lorine Niedecker: composing a life / Glenna Breslin -- 11. Postmodernism and the biographer / Diane Wood Middlebrook -- 12. The mother tongue of Paul Celan: translation into biography / John Felstiner -- 13. Engendering an autobiography in art: Charlotte Salomon's "Life? Or Theater?" / Mary Lowenthal Felstiner -- 14. "Father Books": memoirs of the children of fascist fathers / Susan G. Figge.tics and
Notes Papers from a conference on autobiography and biography: gender, text, and context, 1986, sponsored by the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Autobiography -- Congresses.
Biography as a literary form -- Congresses.
Identity (Psychology) -- Congresses.
Self in literature -- Congresses.
Sex role in literature -- Congresses.
Women -- Biography.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Bell, Susan G.
Yalom, Marilyn.
Stanford University. Center for Research on Women.
LC no. 89026285
ISBN 0791404358
0791404366 (paperback)