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The Resource The voice of the mother : embedded maternal narratives in twentieth-century women's autobiographies, Jo Malin

The voice of the mother : embedded maternal narratives in twentieth-century women's autobiographies, Jo Malin

Label
The voice of the mother : embedded maternal narratives in twentieth-century women's autobiographies
Title
The voice of the mother
Title remainder
embedded maternal narratives in twentieth-century women's autobiographies
Statement of responsibility
Jo Malin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Voice of the Mother, Jo Malin argues that many twentieth-century autobiographies by women contain an intertext, an embedded narrative, which is a biography of the writer/daughter's mother." "Analyzing this narrative practice, Malin examines ten texts by women who seem particularly compelled to tell their mothers' stories. Each author is, in fact, able to write her own autobiography only by using a narrative form that contains her mother's story at its core. These texts raise interesting questions about autobiography as a genre and about a feminist writing practice that resists and subverts the dominant literary tradition." "Malin theorizes a hybrid form of autobiographical narrative containing an embedded narrative of the mother. This alternative narrative practice - in which the daughter attempts to talk both to her mother and about her - is equally an autobiography and a biography rather than one or the other. The technique is marked by a breakdown of subject/object categories as well as auto/biographical dichotomies of genre. Each text contains a "self" that is more plural than singular, yet neither."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malin, Jo
Dewey number
818/.508093520431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS388.A88
LC item number
M35 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Autobiography
  • English prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Mothers and daughters in literature
  • Mother and child in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
The voice of the mother : embedded maternal narratives in twentieth-century women's autobiographies, Jo Malin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-114) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conversations about Space and Houses
  • Conversations about Intimacy, Bodies, and Sexuality
  • Conversations about Material Things, Longing, and Envy
  • Conversations about Storytelling and Voice
  • Coda: Babies and Books: Motherhood and Writing
Control code
41628141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 120 pages
Isbn
9780809322664
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99016863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The voice of the mother : embedded maternal narratives in twentieth-century women's autobiographies, Jo Malin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-114) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conversations about Space and Houses
  • Conversations about Intimacy, Bodies, and Sexuality
  • Conversations about Material Things, Longing, and Envy
  • Conversations about Storytelling and Voice
  • Coda: Babies and Books: Motherhood and Writing
Control code
41628141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 120 pages
Isbn
9780809322664
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99016863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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