The Resource Telling women's lives : the new biography, Linda Wagner-Martin

Telling women's lives : the new biography, Linda Wagner-Martin

Label
Telling women's lives : the new biography
Title
Telling women's lives
Title remainder
the new biography
Statement of responsibility
Linda Wagner-Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Placing herself in the avid reader's chair, Linda Wagner-Martin writes about women's biography from George Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Eleanor Roosevelt and Margaret Mead, and even to Cher and Elizabeth Taylor. Along the way, she looks at dozens of other life stories, probing at the differences between biographies of men and women, prevailing stereotypes about women's lives and roles, questions about what is public and private, and the hazy margins between autobiography, biography, and other genres. In quick-paced and wide-ranging discussions, she looks at issues of authorial stance (who controls the narrative? who chooses which story to tell?), voice (is this story told in the traditional objective tone? and if it is, what effect does that telling have on our reading?), and the politics of publishing (why aren't more books about women's lives published? and when they are, what happens to their advertising budgets?)
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Dewey number
808/.06692
Index
index present
LC call number
CT22
LC item number
.W34 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Women
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Women
  • Biografieën
  • Vrouwen
Label
Telling women's lives : the new biography, Linda Wagner-Martin
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1832
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography: the old and the new -- Telling women's lives -- The trap of the stereotype -- Relinquishing stereotypes -- The biographer's problem: women as wives -- A woman's self: wives and writers -- The power of naming -- Listening to women's stories -- Writing about mothers -- Taking control of story: women's voices -- Families of women -- The best of them -- Popular biography -- Revisionist biographies of women
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42328768
  • (OCoLC)ocm42328768
Label
Telling women's lives : the new biography, Linda Wagner-Martin
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1832
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography: the old and the new -- Telling women's lives -- The trap of the stereotype -- Relinquishing stereotypes -- The biographer's problem: women as wives -- A woman's self: wives and writers -- The power of naming -- Listening to women's stories -- Writing about mothers -- Taking control of story: women's voices -- Families of women -- The best of them -- Popular biography -- Revisionist biographies of women
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42328768
  • (OCoLC)ocm42328768

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