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American autobiography : the prophetic mode / G. Thomas Couser.


Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1979.
ISBN 9780870232633, 0870232630

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Subjects Autobiographie.
Autobiography.
Biographie (Genre littéraire)
Biography as a literary form.
États-Unis -- Biographies.
Geschichte.
USA.
United States -- Biography.
United States.
Description vi, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and index.
Contents Introduction: Prophetic autobiography in America -- Piety and prophecy in Puritan spiritual autobiography -- John Woolman: a prophet among prophets -- Deism and prophecy: Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography -- Frederick Douglass: abolitionism and prophecy -- Henry David Thoreau: retreat and pilgrimage -- Walt Whitman: vision and revision -- Henry Adams: heretic and prophet -- Two prophetic architects: Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright -- Gertrude Stein: the making of a prophet -- Three contemporaries: Malcolm X, Norman Mailer, and Robert Pirsig -- Epilogue: Prophetic autobiography and prophetic behavior.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4497635
(OCoLC)ocm04497635
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Couser, G. Thomas.
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