Bequest and Betrayal

Bequest and Betrayal : Memoirs of a Parent's Death

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Using what is now called autobiographical or narrative criticism, this study looks at a mix of contemporary memoirs in which the death of a parent figures largely, such as Philip Roth's "Patrimony", Simone de Beauvoir's "A Very Easy Death", Art Spiegelman's "Maus", Annie Ernaux's "A Woman's Story" and Susan Cheever's "Home Before Dark". Noting that a parent's death plays a central role in these and other memoirs, it looks at the relations between parent and child, interweaving autobiographical material about the author's own parents' deaths throughout the book.
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  • Hardback | 207 pages
  • 149.86 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195091302
  • 9780195091304

About Nancy K. Miller

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Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York. She is the author of Getting Personal and Subject to Change.
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