By Wesley A. Kort
Given its affinity with questions of identification, autobiography bargains a fashion into the
inside house among writer and reader, specially whilst writers outline themselves in phrases of
faith. In his exploration of this "textual intimacy," Wesley Kort starts off with a theorization
of what it capability to claim who one is and the way one's self-account as a non secular individual stands in
relation to different kinds of self-identification. He then offers a severe research of
autobiographical texts via 9 modern American writers—including Maya Angelou, Philip
Roth, and Anne Lamott—who provide faith a favorable position of their debts of who they are.
eventually, in disclosing his personal non secular id, Kort concludes with a meditation on several
meanings of the note assumption.
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Textual Intimacy: Autobiography and Religious Identities (Studies in Religion and Culture) by Wesley A. Kort