The Ends of My American Memory: Fiction and an Essay on Gnostical Autobiography

The Ends of My American Memory: Fiction and an Essay on Gnostical Autobiography

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The ten fictions comprising the creative portion of the dissertation can be conveniently divided into two camps: those stories dealing with history (especially American history) and those that deal with autobiography. All of these piece use historical facts and autobiographical information solely as a starting point, and they egregiously blur the fines between information that is historically or autobiographically true and information that is fabricated. Although they vary widely with both their content and form, all of them are centrally concerned with the processes of history and self-making as they occur within the realm of fiction writing, a characteristic that aligns them with the creative practices of Guy Maddin and Ben Marcus.And to my left, scanning for lint on a suit that probably cost more than my standard tax deduction, was Winky Schneeders, Name That Lovea#39;s longtime emcee. At stake was a hybrid minivan complete with all the trimmings. In the lightning roundanbsp;...


Title:The Ends of My American Memory: Fiction and an Essay on Gnostical Autobiography
Author: Michael Otis Jauchen
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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