The Resource Telling lies in modern American autobiography, Timothy Dow Adams, (ebook)

Telling lies in modern American autobiography, Timothy Dow Adams, (ebook)

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Telling lies in modern American autobiography
Title
Telling lies in modern American autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Dow Adams
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Language
eng
Summary
All autobiographers are unreliable narrators. Yet what a writer chooses to misrepresent is as telling -- perhaps even more so -- as what really happened. Timothy Adams believes that autobiography is an attempt to reconcile one's life with one's self, and he argues in this book that autobiography should not be taken as historically accurate but as metaphorically authentic. Adams focuses on five modern American writers whose autobiographies are particularly complex because of apparent lies that permeate them. In examining their stories, Adams shows that lying in autobiography, especially literary autobiography, is not simply inevitable. Rather it is often a deliberate, highly strategic decision on the author's part. Throughout his analysis, Adams's standard is not literal accuracy but personal authenticity. He attempts to resolve some of the paradoxes of recent autobiographical theory by looking at the classic question of design and truth in autobiography from the underside -- with a focus on lying rather than truth. Originally published in 1990
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Adams, Timothy Dow
Dewey number
  • 818.540809492
  • 818.54
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American prose literature
  • Autobiography
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Truthfulness and falsehood in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Telling lies in modern American autobiography, Timothy Dow Adams, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469639406
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12047632
Specific material designation
remote
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12047632
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MWT12047632
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Telling lies in modern American autobiography, Timothy Dow Adams, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469639406
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12047632
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12047632
System control number
MWT12047632
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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