The Resource My many selves : the quest for a plausible harmony, Wayne C. Booth

My many selves : the quest for a plausible harmony, Wayne C. Booth

Label
My many selves : the quest for a plausible harmony
Title
My many selves
Title remainder
the quest for a plausible harmony
Statement of responsibility
Wayne C. Booth
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his autobiography, My Many Selves, Wayne C. Booth is less concerned with his professional achievements--though the book by no means ignores his distinguished career--than with the personal vision that emerges from a long life lived thoughtfully. For Booth, even the autobiographical process becomes part of a quest to harmonize the diverse, often conflicting aspects of who he was. To see himself clearly and whole, he broke the self down, personified the fragments, uncovered their roots in his experience and background, and engaged those selves and experiences in dialogue. Basic to his story and to its lifelong concern with ethics and rhetoric was his Mormon youth in rural Utah. In adulthood he struggled with that background, abandoning most Mormon doctrines, but he retained the identity, ethical questions, and concern with communication that this upbringing gave him. The uncommon wisdom and careful attention that empower Wayne Booth's many other books cause My Many Selves to transcend its genre, as the best memoirs always do. The book becomes a window through which we who read it will see our own conflicts, our own ongoing struggle to live honestly and ethically in the world. Wayne Booth died in October 2005, soon after completing work on this autobiography
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Booth, Wayne C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN75.B62
LC item number
A3 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR Open Access
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  • Booth, Wayne C
  • Booth, Wayne C
  • Booth, Wayne C
  • Critics
  • Booth, Wayne C
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • EDUCATION
  • Critics
  • United States
Label
My many selves : the quest for a plausible harmony, Wayne C. Booth
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Part One My Toughest "Self-Splits" and What Produced Them; Chapter One A Devout Mormon Is Challenged by Rival Selves; Chapter Two A Pious Moralist Confronts a Cheater; Chapter Three The Cheerful Poser Comforts a Griever; Chapter Four My Many Selves Confront the Man Who Believes in LOVE; Chapter Five Ambition vs. Teaching for the Love of It; Chapter Six The Hypocritical Mormon Missionary Becomes a Skillful Masker, and Discovers "Hypocrisy-Upward"; Chapter Seven The Puritan Preaches at the Luster While the Hypocrite Covers the Show
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874215359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mk3g
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71214671
  • (OCoLC)ocm71214671
Label
My many selves : the quest for a plausible harmony, Wayne C. Booth
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Part One My Toughest "Self-Splits" and What Produced Them; Chapter One A Devout Mormon Is Challenged by Rival Selves; Chapter Two A Pious Moralist Confronts a Cheater; Chapter Three The Cheerful Poser Comforts a Griever; Chapter Four My Many Selves Confront the Man Who Believes in LOVE; Chapter Five Ambition vs. Teaching for the Love of It; Chapter Six The Hypocritical Mormon Missionary Becomes a Skillful Masker, and Discovers "Hypocrisy-Upward"; Chapter Seven The Puritan Preaches at the Luster While the Hypocrite Covers the Show
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874215359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mk3g
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71214671
  • (OCoLC)ocm71214671

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