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Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Meredith Anne Skura

Abstract

Histories of autobiography in England often assume the genre hardly existed before 1600. But this book investigates eleven sixteenth-century English writers who used sermons, a saint's biography, courtly and popular verse, a traveler's report, a history book, a husbandry book, and a supposedly fictional adventure novel to share the secrets of the heart and tell their life stories. In the past, such texts have not been called autobiographies because they do not reveal much of the inwardness of their subject, a requisite of most modern autobiographies. But, according to the author of this book, ... More

Keywords: autobiography, sermons, courtly verse, popular verse, husbandry, adventure novel, life stories, affective linguistics, narratology, psychoanalysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226761879
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meredith Anne Skura, author

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