Category Archives: Autobiography

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Viegener, 2500 Random Things/Miller, Memoir?

Not been one for “eavesdropping” on other peoples lives much, unless they are somewhat closely related to me. In consequence information and or circumstances would need to have an adverse effect on my life. Yes I see and read and … Continue reading

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Autobiographical Self in its State of Balance

Maud Casey’s novel contains plenty of pieces that, just like Elizabeth’s puzzle, shapes one’s identity into a whole. Among these pieces what strikes me as central, at least to the Doctor’s attempt in helping Albert regain his Self, is the … Continue reading

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Reading Response to Paul John Eakin’s Autobiographical Consciousness: Body, Brain, Self, and Narrative

In this interesting interdisciplinary writing, Eakin is trying to draw on Antonio Damasio’s neurobiological theories on consciousness to shed new light on our reading of autobiography, especially on our understanding of narrative identify. Eakin was fascinated by Damasio’s “the movie-in-the-brain” … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on The Shaking Woman

Since finishing The Shaking Woman, my mind has been spinning in the best possible kind of way. Hustvedt sheds light on some very murky and interesting issues. While her work is non-conclusive, it certainly galvanizes deep thought and curiosity. There … Continue reading

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Reflections–2/10/15

“It is impossible to separate nature and nurture. You cannot isolate a person from the world in which he lives, but more than that, notions of outside and inside, subject and object become entwined.” (P 69 Hustvedt) “The faculty of … Continue reading

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