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Modern Confessional Writing New Critical Essays

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Modern Confessional Writingoffers the first comprehensive and scholarly account of this popular and influential genre. The essays in this collection take as their subject confessional literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, including the writing of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Helen Fielding. Drawing on a wide range of examples the contributors to this volume evaluate - and in most cases critique - conventional readings of confessionalism. Orthodox, humanist notions of the literary confession, and its assumed relationship to truth authority and subjectivity are challenged, in their place a range of critical perspectives and practices are adopted, utilizing the insights of contemporary critical theorists.Modern Confessional Writingdevelops and tests new, theoretically-informed perspectives on what confessional writing is, how it functions and what it means to both writer and reader. When read from these new perspectives modern confessional writing isliberated from the misconception it provides a kind of easy authorial release and readerly catharsis, and is instead read as a discursive, self-reflexive, sophisticated and demanding genre.

Synopsis:

This collection of essays provides a critique of the popular and powerful genre of confessional writing. Contributors discuss a range of poetry, prose and drama, including the work of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Helen Fielding.

Table of Contents

1. Dangerous confessions : the problem of reading Sylvia Plath biographically / Tracy Brain — 2. Confessing the body : Plath, Sexton, Berryman, Lowell, Ginsberg and the gendered poetics of the "real" / Elizabeth Gregory — 3. "To feel with a human stranger" : Adrienne Rich's post-holocaust confession and the limits of identification / Ann Keniston — 4. "Your story. My story" : confessional writing and the case of birthday letters / Jo Gill — 5. Bridget Jones's diary : confessing post-feminism / Leah Guenther — 6. "The memoir as self-destruction" : a heartbreaking work of staggering genius / Bran Nicol — 7. Truth, confession, and the post-apartheid Black consciousness in Njabulo Ndebele's The cry of Winnie Mandela / Yianna Liatsos — 8. Personal performances : the resistant confessions of Bobby Baker / Deirdre Heddon 9. Death sentences : confessions of living with dying in narratives of terminal illness / Ruth Robbins — 10. Cultures of confession/cultures of testimony : turning the subject inside out / Susannah Radstone.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203449240
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Non-Classifiable : Non-Classifiable
Author:
Gill, Jo
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
English literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
American literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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