Constituting and Preserving Self through Writing

Larson, Sidner J.
January 2001
Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures & Cul;2001, p59
Book Chapter
The article focuses on the importance of writing autobiography to the Native Indian author. By writing his own story, the author gained an understanding of his experiences, both good and bad. In addition, he had a chance to rethink his interpersonal relationships, particularly with his parents. In all, writing autobiography provided opportunities for the author to ground representation in some prior reality and intimately express his subjective experiences.


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