Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography: A-J

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Victoria Boynton, Jo Malin
Greenwood Press, 2005 - Autobiography - 625 pages
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Women have been writing about their lives for hundreds of years, and their autobiographical works are a record of the eras and cultures in which they lived. Through alphabetically arranged entries (from Jane Addams through Zami: A New Spelling of My Name), written by more than 130 expert contributors, this encyclopedia overviews women autobiographers and autobiography from the Middle Ages to the present. Entries discuss individual writers, major works, national and ethnic autobiographical traditions, particular autobiographical genres, and special terms, issues, and themes related to women's autobiography from around the world. Entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography.

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From "Autoethnography" to the "Self-Help Narrative," from Jane Addams and Maya Angelou to Alice Walker and Virginia Woolf, more than 400 years of women's autobiography is presented in this two-volume ... Read full review

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VICTORIA BOYNTON is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York, Cortland. She teaches in the Professional Writing Program and has published articles in rhetoric, women's studies, and multicultural literature as well as short stories and poetry. She has co-edited Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude with Jo Malin.

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