16 March 2000
Show More Mirror Talk: Genres of Crisis in Contemporary Autobiography by Susanna Egan.
North Carolina, 275 pp., £39.95, September 1999, 0 8078 4782 8Show More
“... of all boundaries; where the self sees ‘the coming together of many “I”s, the self as embodying collective reality past and present, family and community’. (Egan is in fact quoting BharatiMukherjee here.) By contrast, I found her chapter on ‘Literary Pyrotechnics: Finding the Subject among the Smoke and the Mirrors’ which focuses on Breyten Breyten-bach’s Mouroir and the autobiographical ...”