'Confessional' Writing and the Twentieth-Century Literary Imagination

Hardcover | October 4, 2011

byM. Sherwin

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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.

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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 m...

MIRANDA SHERWIN received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, USA.She has written articles and book reviews on diverse topics such as film, feminist pedagogy, autobiography and poetry and has taught Women's Studies at Rutgers University and the College of Staten Island, USA. She is currently at work on a new book entitled Women on the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023021956X

ISBN - 13:9780230219564

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Anne Sexton, Confession, and the Autobiographical Fallacy
John Berryman and Psychoanalytic Poetics 
The Madwoman in the Asylum: The Confessional Writer and the Twentieth-Century Literary Imagination
Madness and the Confessional Paradigm
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index