After Franklin

the emergence of autobiography in post-revolutionary America, 1780-1830

By Arch, Stephen Carl

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ISBN
978-1-58465-132-1
Publisher
Hanover, NH : University of New Hampshire : c2001.


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Reviewed on June 1, 2001

Arch's (Authorizing the Past; English, Michigan State Univ.) well-supported thesis is that before the 1810s in North America, people who wrote about themselves, Benjamin Franklin for example, were not accurately called "autobiographers," in the current sense of the word. What they wrote might best be described as "self-biographies," because the self they depicted was not unique but in some sense a depersonalized, representative exam...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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