By Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Wallach argues that the sector of autobiography reports, that's at present ruled via literary critics, wishes a brand new theoretical framework that enables historians, too, to profit from the translation of existence writing. Her so much provocative declare is that, because of the aesthetic strength of literary language, expert artistic writers are uniquely located to trap the complexities of all over again and one other position. via strategies equivalent to metaphor and irony, memoirists jointly supply their readers an empathetic realizing of lifestyles in the course of the period of segregation. even though those recollections undergo sure similarities, it turns into transparent that the South because it was once remembered via each one is infrequently an identical place.
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"Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact": Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow by Jennifer Jensen Wallach