Abstract

Jürgen Schlaeger describes autobiography ("a discourse of anxiety") and biography ("a discourse of usurpation") as "distinctly different kinds of rhetorical constructions with different legitimizing strategies, grounds of authority, and points of view." Focusing on the memoirs of Teresa and Anna, daughters of the poet and writer, Roy Campbell (1901-1957) and his wife Mary (1898-1979), this essay examines the challenges arising when autobiography arbitrates biography.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 309-332
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-12
Open Access
No
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