The Entangled Self: Genre Bondage in the Age of the Memoir

@article{Miller2007TheES,
  title={The Entangled Self: Genre Bondage in the Age of the Memoir},
  author={Nancy K. Miller},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={122},
  pages={537 - 548}
}
  • Nancy K. Miller
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Education
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
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