By Hertha Dawn Wong
Utilizing modern autobiography concept and literary, ancient, and ethnographic ways, Wong explores the transformation of local American autobiography from pre-contact oral and pictographic own narratives via past due nineteenth-/early twentieth-century lifestyles histories to written modern autobiographies. This booklet expands the definition of autobiography to incorporate non-written kinds of own narrative and non-Western ideas of self, highlighting the incorporation of conventional tribal modes of self-narration with Western kinds of autobiography and charting the ancient transition from orality to literacy.
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