American Autobiography after 9/11 (Wisconsin Studies in by Megan Brown

By Megan Brown

In the wake of the 2001 terrorist assaults within the usa, American memoirists have wrestled with a variety of anxieties of their books. They focus on monetary crises, stumble upon distinction, or confront norms of id. Megan Brown contends that such top as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, and Tucker Max’s I desire They Serve Beer in Hell educate readers the best way to navigate a complicated, altering world.

            This full of life and theoretically grounded booklet analyzes twenty-first-century memoirs from Three Cups of Tea to Fun Home, emphasizing the ways that they strengthen and circulation ideologies, changing into courses or versions for residing. Brown expands her inquiry past books to the autobiographical narratives in truth tv and political speeches. She deals a persuasive cause of the memoir increase: the style as a reaction to an period of uncertainty and struggle.

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