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Fabricating Lives - Leibowitz, Herbert
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How does the autobiographer want us to perceive him? How do we penetrate the memoirist's strategies and subterfugessometimes conscious, usuallybrilliantand discover the real person screened behind them? In this fresh and provocative approach to the reading of autobiography, Herbert Leibowitz explores the self-portraits of eight Americans whose lives span almost two centuries and encompass a stunning range of personality and circumstances: Benjamin Franklin, Louis Sullivan, Jane Addams, Emma Goldman, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Richard Wright, and Edward Dahlberg. In pursuit of clues to both the human essence and the literary artifice of each, he examines their styles (Franklin's plain talk and possum's wit, Sullivan's gilded abstractions, Stein's gossipy ventriloquism, Williams's grumpy clowning and foxy innocence), their metaphors, and their choices of incident, looking beyond their visions of themselves to their true identities. In American autobiography particularly Leibowitz finds an extraordinary medley of voicesfrom the balanced objectivity of Addams and the heated oratory of Goldman, as each encounters the promises and failures of the democratic ideal, to the uneasy self-consciousness of Wright, reflecting the tensions of growing up in a world he did not trust, and the baroque contrivances of Dahlberg, who painted himself in mythic proportions on the American canvas. As he guides us through the labyrinths and mazes of these self-histories, Leibowitz relates the material to a wide cross section of the American experience and helps to interpret our history. His engrossing and highly original book is both a contribution to biographical criticism and a vivid recapturing of some remarkable American lives. Biography & Autobiography Biography & Autobiography eBook, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. , 1989. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Good +/very good. Editor and publisher of Parnassus : Poetry In Review , Professor of English at College an University, , Author also of Hart Crane, etc... Herbert Leibowitz and his originl approach to the reading of autogiography - 8 balanced, self-portraits, in a stunning rnge of personality and circumstance spanning two centures, the hunab essences abd literary artifices of each , their diverse styles of writing, amidst the promises and filures ofthe democratic ideal in America. Engrossing insighrts and original book in biographical criticism. With very positive reviews of this book by Irving Howe, Peter Conrad, Catherine R. Stimpson, and Paul West... Book is with : Illustations.... Preface... Nine Sections, titled : Style and Autobiography ... " That Insinuating Man " : The Autobiography of Benjamin Frinklin..... Reveries of an " Incorrigible Romanticist " : Louis Sullivan's Pursut Of an Idea .....The Shelter Self : Jane Addams's Twenty Years at Hull-House... " Principled Hedonism " : Gertrude Stein's The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.... " Aris Te Pris'ners of Starvation ' : Richard Wright's " Black Boy " and " American Hunger" ... " You Can't Beat Inocence " : The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams, etc, Reddish-range colored covers with gilt colored HL initials, extended white colored, gilt lettering on binding ( 6 1/2 X 9 1/2 X 13/8 0 386 pages. Book weighs 13/4 pounds. Dukevuniversity stampeton inside of front cover, prior owner name on front end page. sku 8642, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1989

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Some light dust jacket wear; a very nice copy of book. A critical analysis on American autobiographies. 385 pages.., Alfred A. Knopf, 1989

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Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography
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Publishing year: 1989
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