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Australian autobiographies of childhood: beginning and myth

McCooey, David 1995, Australian autobiographies of childhood: beginning and myth, Southerly, vol. 55, no. 1, Autumn, pp. 132-145.

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Title Australian autobiographies of childhood: beginning and myth
Author(s) McCooey, DavidORCID iD for McCooey, David
Journal name Southerly
Volume number 55
Issue number 1
Season Autumn
Start page 132
End page 145
Total pages 14
Publisher English Association Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 1995-09-01
ISSN 0038-3732
Keyword(s) Arts & Humanities
Literary Reviews
Summary  For the literary critic, autobiographies of childhood are the most appealing. This is because they are obviously reliant on an act of imagination in the narration of memory; and the protagonist is concerned with himself or herself, and not with other people and their stories. As a question of degree this is true; however, it is not an absolute distinction. There are factors which determine autobiographies of childhood as being more than just eccentric or wholly individual.
Language eng
Field of Research 0 Not Applicable
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
Copyright notice ©1995, English Association Sydney
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Collection: Faculty of Arts and Education
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