Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness


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Histories of autobiography in England often assume the genre hardly existed before 1600. But "Tudor Autobiography" investigates eleven sixteenth-century English writers who used sermons, a saint s biography, courtly and popular verse, a traveler s report, a history book, a husbandry book, and a supposedly fictional adventure novel to share the secrets of the heart and tell their life stories. In the past such texts have not been called autobiographies because they do not reveal much of the inwardness of their subject, a ...

Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226761879