Title

Transforming the Tale: The Auto/body/ographies of Nancy Mairs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

In the first essay of her most recent collection, Waist-High in the World (1997), Nancy Mairs poses again the question that has informed her writing for more than a decade:" Who would I be ifl didn't have MS?"(8). Not at all glibly rhetorical, the question lies at the center of Mairs's autobiographical project, which attempts both to articulate the significance of a disabled female body in the construction of her identity and to invent an aesthetics of that multiply ...

Published In

a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

Volume

14

Issue

2

Pages

254-272

DOI

10.1080/08989575.1999.10815222

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