Transforming the Tale: The Auto/body/ographies of Nancy Mairs
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
Mintz, Susannah B. "Transforming the Tale: The Auto/body/ographies of Nancy Mairs." a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 14.2 (1999): 254-272.
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 ...