La estrategia del "Otro" en la autobiografía femenina americana del siglo XX
AuthorsDurán Giménez-Rico, Isabel
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/4825
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1992, n. 5, p. -47. ISSN 1131-9674
The strategy of the "Other", to borrow Sidonie Smith's words, represents a narrative strategy that allows women autobiographers to speak for themselves, and to express in different forms than those permitted by conventional narrative, what their sense of themselves is. Through a brief study of the autobiographical works of Maxime Hong Kingston, Lillian Hellman, and Mary MacCarthy, I try to suggest that this is a form of female autobiography that validates a speaking voice by placing It in the service of another, by defining itself through speaking of others, or by telling its own story as interwoven with others.