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Light Writing and Life Writing

Photography in Autobiography
Adams, Timothy Dow (Book - 2000 )
Light Writing and Life Writing
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On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional. Both media are increasingly self-conscious, argues Timothy Adams, and combining them intensifies rather than reduces the complexity and ambiguity of each taken separately. Focusing on works by Paul Auster, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sheila Ortiz Taylor, Sandra Ortiz Taylor, N. Scott Momaday, Michael Ondaatje, Reynolds Price, Eudora Welty, Wright Morris, and Edward Weston, Adams explores the ways in which text and image can interact with and reflect on one another. Photography may stimulate, inspire, or seem to document autobiography, he demonstrates, but it may also confound verbal narrative. Conversely, autobiography may mediate, motivate, or even take the form of photography. Because both media exist on the border between fact and fiction, Adams argues, they often undercut just as easily as they reinforce each other. Exploring the interrelations between photography and autobiography uncovers an inherent tendency in both to conceal as much as they reveal.
Authors: Adams, Timothy Dow
Title: Light writing and life writing
photography in autobiography
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2000
Characteristics: xxiv, 298 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Timothy Dow Adams
ISBN: 0807825131
0807847925
Branch Call Number: 818.5 A218L 2000
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-290) and index
Subject Headings: American prose literature 20th century History and criticism Authors, American 20th century Biography History and criticism Authors, American 20th century Biography Illustrations American prose literature 20th century Illustrations Literature and photography United States Autobiography Illustrations Autobiography
Topical Term: American prose literature
Authors, American
Authors, American
American prose literature
Literature and photography
Autobiography
Autobiography
LCCN: 99021544
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