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Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman
Composing selves : Southern women and autobiography / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw
Alternate Title Southern women and autobiography
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  PS366.A88 P74 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women -- Southern States -- Biography -- History and criticism
Subject Southern States -- Biography -- History and criticism
Subject(s) Autobiography -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Autobiography
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
American prose literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism
Physical Description x, 331 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-314) and index
Contents Region, genre, gender -- A feminist life narrative in a traditionalist society : Belle Kearney -- A distanced Southern girlhood : Helen Keller and Anne Walter Fearn -- Wifehood narratives : Mary Hamilton and Agnes Grinstead Anderson -- Belles, wives, and public lives, part I : Mary Craig Kimbrough Sinclair -- Belles, wives, and public lives, part II : Virginia Foster Durr, Lindy Claiborne Boggs, and Lylah Scarborough Barber -- Testimonial narratives of racial consciousness : Katharine DuPre Lumpkin and Lillian Smith -- Narratives of a writing life, part I : Ellen Glasgow and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings -- Narratives of a writing life, part II : Zora Neale Hurston and Bernice Kelly Harris -- Modes of autobiographical narrative : Eudora Welty, Elizabeth Spencer, and Ellen Douglas -- Coda: Reflections on a literary genre
Series Southern literary studies

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