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'Confessional' Writing and the Twentieth-Century Literary Imagination - Miranda Sherwin

'Confessional' Writing and the Twentieth-Century Literary Imagination


Published: 4th October 2011
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Far from being a unique, defining property of the confessional poets, confessionalism is a central trope of American literature. This book examines confessional writing not as a private, apolitical art, but rather one that demonstrates an engagement with the politics of literary influence, of gender relations, and of American culture more broadly.

Introductionp. 1
Anne Sexton, Confession, and the Autobiographical Fallacyp. 23
John Berryman and Psychoanalytic Poeticsp. 51
The Madwoman in the Asylum: The Confessional Writer and the Twentieth-Century Literary Imaginationp. 94
Madness and the Confessional Paradigmp. 118
Conclusionp. 145
Notesp. 167
Works Citedp. 183
Bitiliographyp. 191
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780230219564
ISBN-10: 023021956X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 4th October 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1