Table of Contents:
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction: American Identity: The Personal Is the Geographical
  • Chapter 1. Definitional Dilemmas in Autobiography Studies: Self, Genre, and Place
  • Chapter 2. Gertrude Stein's Everybody's Autobiography: The 1934-35 American Tour, a Landscape of Anxiety
  • Chapter 3. Lillian Hellman's Scoundrel Time and the Ownership of Memory
  • Chapter 4. Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles: A Microcosmic America
  • Conclusions: Joan Didion's "Places of the Mind"
  • Chapter Notes
  • Works Cited and Consulted
  • Index

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