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By Kate Douglas

The overdue Nineties and early 2000s witnessed a surge within the booklet and recognition of autobiographical writings approximately youth. Linking literary and cultural stories, Contesting formative years attracts on a various number of works from a various diversity of authorsùfrom first-time to skilled writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian debts of the Stolen iteration, modern American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, between many others.

Drawing on trauma and reminiscence stories and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood deals statement at the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that experience formed this style. Douglas examines the content material of the narratives and the boundaries in their representations, in addition to a few of the ways that autobiographies of sweet sixteen became politically vital and influential. This learn allows readers to find how tales configure youth inside cultural reminiscence and the general public sphere.

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