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Self-Same Songs: Autobiographical Performances and Reflections
by Dr. Roger J. Porter '58
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University of Nebraska Press; 2002; 272 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Autobiography, Religion/spirituality
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The author contributes to the literary study of the autobiography with his broad-based examination of the autobiography and its uses over time. Porter uses examples from a range of authors to study the motivations and functions of the autobiography for the writer, and discusses the texts both as avenues in the search for self-identity and as attempts to change life through the act of writing about it. At the end of each chapter, the author treats his readers to an autobiographical account of his professional and personal interactions with the autobiographers he discusses, creating an autobiographical account of his own within the academic text.