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Nancy M. Grace

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781949979954

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.001.0001

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“A New Consciousness”

“A New Consciousness”

Women’s Creative Nonfiction in Beat Literature Courses

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(p.133) Chapter Ten “A New Consciousness”
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The Beats
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Mary Paniccia Carden

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.003.0010

This essay investigates the form and content of Joyce Johnson’s Minor Characters and Joanne Kyger’s The Japan and India Journals, discussing their choices of personally satisfying writing practices—Kyger’s radical, sardonic journal writing and Johnson’s subversion of the traditional female-authored memoir. The essay includes numerous examples of classroom exercises to teaching the literary significance of journal and memoir writing.

Keywords:   Journals, Diaries, Nonfiction, Memoir, Feminism

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