Inga Clendinnen, 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
“... and her theoretical discussions clear. Unlike so many of her colleagues, Egan never mumbles. Paula Backscheider comes from a very different stable. I suspect she would give short shrift to Egan’s evasive autobiographers. She writes a fluent, good-humoured, often humorous prose, she wears her extraordinary erudition as lightly as a scarf, and her ...”