A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives
by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
University of Minnesota Press, 2001, [First Edition], ISBN 0816628831, paperback
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, some light underlining, highlighting and margin notes in text, previous owners inscription in pencil on half title page (see photographs)
"Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, two authorities in life narrative studies, distil their diverse forays into life writing in a concise yet far-reaching overview of terms, issues, histories, and texts. Reading Autobiography is a step-by-step introduction to the differences of self-narrative from fiction and biography; the components of autobiographical acts; such as core concepts as memory, experience, identity, agency, and the body; the textual and critical history of the field; and prospects for future research."