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Artful Histories

Modern Australian Autobiography

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Artful Histories by David McCooey
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Artful Histories is an original account of modern Australian autobiography that radically revises current theories of autobiography and discusses a remarkably broad range of popular and literary texts written over the last three decades. In his challenge to post-structuralist theories of autobiography, particularly in terms of autobiography's relationship with fiction and history, David McCooey analyses the nature of the self, the question of intent and the role of narrative. He discusses the ways in which the autobiographer makes sense of his or her life through a developing but continuous awareness of the narrative quality of experience. The book explores themes around the mythology of childhood, education, sexuality, the discovery of hidden histories, the trauma of displacement and death and, finally, the importance of place in the Australian imagination.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
248
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9780521567909
Product ID
3776227

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