Abstract

In underwater life-writing, poetry, marine biology, and memoir meet like ocean currents. Both biography—the subject is the sea—and autobiography—the subject is the writer—the genre's practitioners explore metaphor and metamorphosis in sea life and in themselves. In attempting to "translate" mysterious creatures like cuttlefish, writers draw on poetry and science to create rich and strange discourses that also "translate" humans into and out of an element of depth.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 114-127
Launched on MUSE
2009-08-05
Open Access
No
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