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Poetry and Autobiography free pdf This collection makes a critical and creative intervention into ongoing debates about the relationship between poetry and autobiography. Drawing on recent theories of life writing, the essays in the first part of this volume provide new analyses of works by a range of poets, dating from the early modern period to the present day. Exploring the autobiographical resonances of poems by Martha Moulsworth, Mina Loy, Anne Sexton, Joe Brainard, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, and Gwyneth Lewis, the authors here examine the extent to which discourses of truth and authenticity have been implicated in traditional interpretations of lyric poetry. In doing so, they endeavour to illuminate the complex intersections -- and divergences -- of poetry and autobiography, asking what these forms might learn from each other about issues of shared concern, from questions of identity and textuality to those of reference and audience. The creative reflections which form the second part of the collection develop and respond to these questions in various suggestive and original ways- here poetry and prose are used in order to test the relationship between poetry and life writing and to explore issues of memory, time, place, subjectivity and voice. This book was published as a special issue of Life Writing.

About Jo Gill

Jo Gill is a Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Anne Sexton's Confessional Poetics (2007) and the editor of Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays (2007). She is currently working on a book about the poetry of the American suburbs. Melanie Waters is a Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Northumbria University. She has published essays on feminist theory, popular culture and twentieth-century women's poetry, and is the author of a forthcoming monograph on the gothic. She is also the editor of Women on Screen: Feminism and Femininity in Visual Culture (2011).

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Author : Jo Gill
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 14 February 2011
ISBN : 0415617553
EAN : 9780415617550
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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