Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays

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Jo Gill
Psychology Press, 2006 - 196 pagina's

A comprehensive and scholarly account of this popular and influential genre, the essays in this collection explore confessional literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, and include 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 critique conventional readings of confessionalism. Orthodox, humanist notions of the literary act of confession and its assumed relationship to truth, authority and subjectivity are challenged, and in their place a range of new critical perspectives and practices are adopted.

Modern Confessional Writing develops and tests new theoretically-informed views 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 is liberated from the misconception that it provides a kind of easy authorial release and readerly catharsis, and is instead read as a discursive, self-reflexive, sophisticated and demanding genre.

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Inhoudsopgave

the problem of reading
11
Plath Sexton Berryman
33
Adrienne Richs
50
confessional writing and
67
confessing postfeminism
84
A Heartbreaking
100
the resistant confessions
137
confessions of living with dying
154
reading the Abu Ghraib
180
Index
193
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