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An American Generational Autobiography: Collective Identity in Malcolm Cowley's Exile's Return
(1998)
  • John D Hazlett, University of New Orleans
Abstract
In the following chapter from Hazlett's book My Generation: Collective Autobiography and Identity Politics, the author argues that Malcolm Cowley's Exile's Return pioneered a new form of autobiographical narrative--the generational autobiography. Cowley's text relies for its underlying ideas of collective identity on generational theory, Marxism, and Emersoniansm.
Keywords
  • Malcolm Cowley,
  • Generationalism,
  • American Autobiography
Publication Date
1998
Comments
University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.
Citation Information
John D Hazlett. "An American Generational Autobiography: Collective Identity in Malcolm Cowley's Exile's Return" (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_hazlett/6/