Essays in Life-Writing
Barbara Gabriel, ed.
6 X 9 inches, 128 pages
A MULTIPLICITY OF VOICES — scholarly, literary, biographical — animates this collection of essays on the subject of life-writing. Each contributor shares the conviction, deeply felt, that life-writing is more than a private act of expression made public. What emerges from this volume is a highly politicized vision of the genre: one that pushes the classical horizons of biography and autobiography squarely into the realms of the historical and the political.
With essays by Carol Shields, Robert Kroetsch, Roy Miki, Jeannete Armstrong, and Phyllis Grosskurth.