Friday, April 3, 2015

Too Much About Me

Here's a very incisive, interesting article called "Enough About Me" by Leslie Jamison  for the Atlantic, about what is sometimes (usually mistakenly) called "Confessional Writing." In our age of  narcissistic self exposure (especially on social media forums), how does the writer avoid this trap when writing supposedly autobiographical work? How does one maintain one's important solitude, as Rilke talked of in Letters to a Young Poet?

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