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The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay by Carl H. Klaus


In this book-length study of the personal essay, Carl Klaus unpacks the made-up self and the manifold ways in which a wide range of essayists and essays have brought it to life. By reconceiving the most fundamental aspect of the personal essay—the I of the essayist—Klaus demonstrates that this seemingly uncontrived form of writing is inherently problematic, not willfully devious but bordering upon the world of fiction.

Published in 2010 by University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587299135

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