This book begins as an autobiography, the story of an incest survivor who became an English professor, but it ends with an argument: that we must reconceptualize the language arts curriculum, from grade school through graduate school, if we are to meet the needs of our students, an alarming number of whom are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.... on the day I finished the first draft of Authoring a Life, I was cleaning up my files when I discovered a poem I had written in 1976, shortly after my fathera#39;s death. ... At my fathera#39;s funeral, I wrote in the guest register, aquot;I am my fathera#39;s daughter.
|Title||:||Authoring a Life|
|Author||:||Brenda O. Daly|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1998|