TITLE

Feeling With Real Others: Narrative Empathy in the Autobiographies of Doris Lessing and Alison Bechdel

AUTHOR(S)
Anderst, Leah
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Narrative;Oct2015, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p271
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism of the autobiographies "Under My Skin," "Walking in the Shade" and "Alfred and Emily," by Doris Lessing and Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home" memoir is presented. Topics included are the spiritual biographies of Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint Augustine, the conception of empathy explained by Peter Goldie in his book "The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration," and the identification of narrative distinctions of fiction by Paul John Eakin.
ACCESSION #
109335946

 

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