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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Marjorie Worthington Ruth Ozeki's novel A Tale for the Time Being is an autofiction—a novel whose protagonist is a characterized version of its author and thereby straddles the line between memoir and fiction. In an American literary context, autofiction is a genre dominated by white male authors...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Mitchum Huehls Abstract “The New Opioid Novel” explores a collection of contemporary US fiction published in the 2010s that tackles the current opioid crisis. Differentiating these new opioid novels from earlier opioid literature, opioid memoirs, and other contemporary drug literature, this essay...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 329–346.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... -Annie Dillard, "To Fashion a Text" Even academics relatively conversant in the field of autobiography are generally unfamiliar with the term that Audre Lorde coined for her fictionalized memoir, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name. This text's subtitle identifies its genre...
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Genre (2004) 37 (3-4): 483–504.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and publishers rush to satisfy" (vii). He goes on to define what a memoir is: We would never call the autobiography of a politician or other professional public figure a memoir. Such books are too formal to fit the distinction, follow- ing as they do the straight conventions of non-fiction...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of others. The 5. One of the main similarities between our approaches is the insistence that fictional and non- fictional works in the genre exhibit similar traits and should be analyzed alongside each other. We also agree that one exception in this regard is that the memoirs “can be understood...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 359–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Rod Rosenquist With an examination of a number of memoirs by and about modernist authors and artists published during the 1930s, this article raises questions about the complex relationship between the high-art subjects of these volumes and the popular forms of gossip and celebrity anecdote...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 293–300.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that his physician told him that the mimicking of life after diagnosis should be based on “ordinary life, one’s life from before” (1996, 104). The numerous memoirs and fictional and autobiographical accounts of what it is like to learn that one is going to die...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 358–361.
Published: 01 June 2006
... 1982 edition, published by New Directions, and an expanded and restored edition, published in 1998 by the University of Florida Press. While the earlier version might be thought of as autobiographical fiction, childhood memoir, biographical fic- tion, or testimony, once the catastrophic aerial...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 163–190.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of memoirs, histories, documentaries, and fiction films. Place-names such as Baghdad and Fallujah have become part of the vernacular of the war. Amid these cities, combat is waged in the form of haphazard skir- mishes or bombings in densely populated neighborhoods and industrial sectors. Despite...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
.../fmls/cqp009 . ———. 2010 . Broken Glass . Translated by Stevenson Helen . Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull . ———. 2012a . Black Bazaar . Translated by Ardizzone Sarah . London : Serpent's Tail . ———. 2012b . Memoirs of a Porcupine . Translated by Stevenson Helen . Berkeley...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 148–150.
Published: 01 December 2006
... is, in fact, "much ado" about genre: for all its artistic innovation and political impact, The Woman Warrior should have been properly categorized as fiction, not memoir. The different labels may not concern those who subscribe to poststructuralist tendencies to collapse all genres, but the recent...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Heidi E. Bollinger This article argues that Jonathan Safran Foer's postmodern Holocaust novel Everything Is Illuminated constitutes a fictional Jewish memorial book. Earlier critics have emphasized the magical realist elements of Everything Is Illuminated but have overlooked the influence...
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Genre (2008) 41 (3-4): 123–147.
Published: 01 September 2008
... specifically gentrification and the transfer of public space to private owners in the Mile End neighborhood. In absentia uses the Google Maps application programming interface (API) and keys narrative bits to particular locations on the map. Part fictionalized memoir ON LOCATIVE...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 199–229.
Published: 01 July 2014
... . SuburbiaNation: Reading Suburban Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . Carter James M. 2004 . “The Vietnam Builders: Private Contractors, Military Construction, and the ‘Americanization’ of United States Involvement in Vietnam.” Graduate...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 201–217.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the crucial work of creating neoliberal subjects from people previously excluded from capital. Microfinance, then, not only dis- covers new financial markets but molds subjects and redraws the maps of the world according to its networks of capital flows. A wide body of writing — including fiction...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
... orientation a secret to living an openly gay life. Coming-­out stories appear in fiction and nonfiction, in mainstream and young adult literature, in full-­length memoirs and novels, and in collected anthologies.6 Esther Saxey’s Homoplot: The Coming-­Out Story and Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 39–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
...: Turning Readers into Spectators . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2007 . Cohen Bernard . “ Correspondence Between a Father and His Son .” Fictional Guidenotes to Sir John Soane’s Museum, Lincoln Inn’s Fields 5 ( 2002 ). Web. 30 Mar. 2009 . Dames Nicholas . Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 431–434.
Published: 01 December 2016
...: Columbia University Press, 2014. Rey Chow’s prolific body of scholarship has shaped contemporary thought in postcolonial studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, and Chinese fiction and film. InReading Rey Chow Paul Bowman (2013, 12) captures Chow’s ability to cover wide scholarly...
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Genre (2000) 33 (2): 239–240.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Steven Salaita Said Edward . Out of Place: A Memoir . New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1999 . 304 pp. © COPYRIGHT 2001 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2001 Srinivas Aravamudan. Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999.424...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Self-Representation in American Literature . Madison : Wisconsin UP , 1991 . Brophy Brigid . Prancing Novelist: A Defense of Fiction in the Form of a Critical Biography in Praise of Ronald Firhank . London : Macmillan , 1973 . Caserio Robert . “Artifice and Empire in Ronald...