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 quite a lot of anxieties of their books. They focus on monetary crises, stumble upon distinction, or confront norms of identification. Megan Brown contends that such top dealers as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, and Tucker Max’s I desire They Serve Beer in Hell train readers the right way to navigate a complicated, altering world.

            This full of life and theoretically grounded e-book analyzes twenty-first-century memoirs from Three Cups of Tea to Fun Home, emphasizing the ways that they toughen and stream ideologies, turning into publications or types for residing. Brown expands her inquiry past books to the autobiographical narratives actually tv and political speeches. She deals a persuasive reason for the memoir increase: the style as a reaction to an period of uncertainty and struggle.

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