Abstract

What is an ethics of autobiography in the context of the humour memoir? This essay examines the work of David Sedaris in order to explore how he uses the composite memoir form, and a comic style, to negotiate the problems of authenticity and authority that have become crucial in recent autobiography.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 99-114
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-19
Open Access
No
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