Biography

Biography
Volume 27, Number 4, Fall 2004

CONTENTS

Articles

    Elmwood, Victoria A.
  • "Happy, Happy, Ever After": The Transformation of Trauma between the Generations in Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale
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    Subject Headings:
    • Spiegelman, Art. Maus: a survivor's tale.
    • Spiegelman, Vladek.
    • Spiegelman, Art.
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Oswiecim -- Personal narratives.
    • Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography.
    • Children of Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography.
    Abstract:
      This essay considers Maus as a work that spans the genres of autobiography and collaborative biography, as Art Spiegelman negotiates the difficulties of heteropathic identification—most successfully with his father Vladek, and more problematically with his mother Anja and brother Richieu. In analyzing the ways that Spiegelman struggles to narrate an identity within a family for whose founding trauma he was absent, the essay also investigates the ways that he seeks to intervene in public debates on visual art of the Holocaust.
    Regard, Frédéric.
  • Replacing the Self in Cardinal Newman's Apologia
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    Subject Headings:
    • Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890. Apologia pro vita sua.
    • Catholic Church -- Apologetic works.
    • Cardinals -- England -- Biography.
    • Church of England -- History -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      This essay analyzes how Newman's Apologia seeks to articulate nineteenth-century conceptions of time through a canonical conception of prophetism, and how the question of private space is made into a national issue through Newman's narrative. The paper finally argues that Newman's technique of "replacement" deconstructs itself as a metaphorical process, which makes for the unique literariness of the Apologia.
    Hollenberg, Donna Krolik.
  • "Obscure Directions": Interpreting Denise Levertov's Ambivalence about Ezra Pound
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    Subject Headings:
    • Levertov, Denise, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
    Abstract:
      This essay documents Levertov's ambivalence about Ezra Pound as it appears in a variety of sources, both public and private. It explores the discovery of this ambivalence in Levertov's life and in her poetic development, particularly in relation to her ethnic identity and friendship with members of Pound's circle. It also discusses the biographer's problems in interpreting this documentary evidence in the light of such recognized psychological issues as empathy, idealization, and anger, issues particularly pertinent to the female biographer/subject relationship. The essay shows that, in writing about Levertov's ambivalence about Pound, the biographer undergoes a similar process of self-discovery, one that uncovers differences as well as points of imaginative congruity.

Reviews

    Nadell, Pamela Susan.
  • After Such Knowledge: Memory, History, and the Legacy of the Holocaust (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hoffman, Eva, 1945- After such knowledge: memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust.
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
    Kopper, John M.
  • The Russian Memoir: History and Literature (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Holmgren, Beth, 1955-, ed. Russian memoir: history and literature.
    • Russian prose literature -- History and criticism.
    Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A., 1966-
  • Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Weissberger, Barbara F. Isabel rules: constructing queenship, wielding power.
    • Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504 -- In literature.
    Maura, Juan Francisco.
  • A Geography of Hard Times: Narratives about Travel to South America, 1780-1849 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pérez Mejía, Angela. Geography of hard times: narratives about travel to South America, 1780-1849.
    • Cluster, Dick, 1947-, tr.
    • Andes Region -- Description and travel.
    Davies, Catherine, 1952-
  • Woman as Witness: Essays on Testimonial Literature by Latin American Women (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Maier, Linda S., 1957-, ed. Woman as witness: essays on testimonial literature by Latin American women.
    • Dulfano, Isabel, 1959-, ed.
    • Spanish American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
    Cook, Alyce.
  • Captive Women: Oblivion and Memory in Argentina (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rotker, Susana, 1954- Captive women: oblivion and memory in Argentina.
    • French, Jennifer, tr.
    • Indian captivities -- Argentina.
    Rock, David, 1945-
  • Contentious Lives: Two Argentine Women, Two Protests, and the Quest for Recognition (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Auyero, Javier. Contentious lives: two Argentine women, two protests, and the quest for recognition.
    • Women political activists -- Argentina -- Case studies.
    Shepherd, Verene.
  • Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archaeology of Black Women's Lives (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sharpe, Jenny. Ghosts of slavery: a literary archaeology of Black women's lives.
    • West Indian literature (English) -- History and criticism.
    Jackson, Cassandra, 1972-
  • Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Humez, Jean McMahon, 1944- Harriet Tubman: the life and the life stories.
    • Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913.
    Henke, Suzette A.
  • Literary Liaisons: Auto/biographical Appropriations in Modernist Women's Fiction (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Felber, Lynette, 1951- Literary liaisons: auto/biographical appropriations in modernist women's fiction.
    • American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.

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