Origins of the Individualist Self

Origins of the Individualist Self

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The author describes the origins of English autobiographical writing and links the development of this genre with the emergence of modern ideas of the self, where self-identity becomes its own object and telos.Autobiography and Self-identity in England, 1591-1791 Michael Mascuch ... 2 George Whitehead, whom Wesleya#39;s executors originally proposed to write the authorized biography, figured that the book ... James Olney, in James Olney, ed., Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical (Princeton: Princeton University Pressanbsp;...

Title:Origins of the Individualist Self
Author:Michael Mascuch
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 1996


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