The Private self : theory and practice of women's autobiographical writings / edited by Shari Benstock. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1988. - vi, 319 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographies and index.

Authorizing the autobiographical / Shari Benstock -- Women's autobiographical selves : theory and practice / Susan Stanford Friedman -- My statue, my self : autobiographical writings of Afro-American women / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese -- Simone de Beauvoir : aging and its discontents / Kathleen Woodward -- Invincible mediocrity : the private selves of public women / Jane Marcus -- Eighteenth-century women's autobiographical commonplaces / Felicity A. Nussbaum -- Female rhetorics / Patricia Meyer Spacks -- Pedagogy as self-expression in Mary Wolstonecraft : exorcising the past, finding a voice / Mitzi Myers -- Representing two cultures : Jane Austen's letters / Deborah Kaplan -- Dorothy Wordsworth's journals : putting herself down / James Holt McGavran, Jr. -- Charlotte Forten Grimké and the search for a public voice / Joanne M. Braxton -- "Wider than the sky" : public presence and private self in Dickinson, James, and Woolf / Nancy Walker.

0807817910 (alk. paper) 9780807817919 (alk. paper) 0807842184 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780807842188 (pbk. : alk. paper)


English prose literature--Women authors--History and criticism.
American prose literature--Women authors--History and criticism.
Women authors, American--Biography--History and criticism.
Women authors, English--History and criticism.--Biography
Women--Biography--History and criticism.--Great Britain
Women--Biography--History and criticism.--United States
Women and literature--English-speaking countries.
Autobiography--Women authors.
Self in literature.

PR756.A9 / P75 1988