By Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Wallach argues that the sector of autobiography reviews, that's at present ruled via literary critics, wishes a brand new theoretical framework that enables historians, too, to learn from the translation of existence writing. Her such a lot provocative declare is that, because of the aesthetic energy of literary language, expert artistic writers are uniquely situated to catch the complexities of once more and one other position. via innovations corresponding to metaphor and irony, memoirists jointly supply their readers an empathetic realizing of lifestyles throughout the period of segregation. even supposing those memories endure convinced similarities, it turns into transparent that the South because it was once remembered via every one is infrequently an analogous place.
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"Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact": Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow by Jennifer Jensen Wallach