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Imagining the Facts in Kingston’s Memoirs

Alex Zwerdling

in The Rise of the Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Maxine Hong Kingston conceived her innovative twin memoirs, The Woman Warrior and China Men, as a new form of autobiography that mixes “the facts” of her family’s lives and of the historical record ... More


Representations: The Past as Style

Oliver Herford

in Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter considers the past as a field for literary representation in James’s late personal writings, discriminating between fictional and non-fictional representations of the recent past as ... More


‘Everything Counts’: Prefaces to the New York Edition

Oliver Herford

in Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the Prefaces to the New York Edition (1907–9), in particular the frequent passages recalling the composition of a novel or story. Treating the Prefaces as a composite writerly ... More


Wonder in the Age of Enlightenment

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter turns to early modern and eighteenth-century theory of wonder in order to establish how the eighteenth century reinvents wonder for an enlightened age. This chapter shows how travel ... More


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