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Examined in this study are twentieth- and twenty-first century autobiographies and memoirs by major New Zealand women writers. Brought together for the first time in a single study, texts by Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas are analysed with the aid of spatial concepts that probe unexplored aspects of their life-narratives. Drawing on recent and revised concepts of place and space in cultural geography, philosophy, and sociology, the book ac--knowledges the link between identities and locations in a non-essentialist way by pinpointing the various forms of inhabit--ing and being in space. It refutes the idea of autobiographies as pure self-referential texts, and shows how these works deploy their own horizon of reference.

About Valerie Baisnee

Valerie Baisnee is currently a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Paris Sud. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include the personal writings and poetry of twentieth-century women, with a particular focus on New Zealand women writers. She has contributed to several published books and journals on women's autobiographies and diaries, and she is the author of Gendered Resistance: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras (1997).

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Author : Valerie Baisnee
Publisher : Editions Rodopi B.V.
Data Published : 01 January 2014
ISBN : 9042038683
EAN : 9789042038684
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 156 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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