Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Identity, Identicality, and Life Writing: Telling (The Silent) Twins Apart

Identity, Identicality, and Life Writing: Telling (The Silent) Twins Apart <p>Identical twins challenge the Western valorization of the individual, and thus the major life-writing genres, autobiography and biography. The intense bond between Jennifer and June Gibbons, and their elective mutism, made their biography an unlikely project, but their obsessive journal-writing documented their lives in great detail. Marjorie Wallace&apos;s The Silent Twins demonstrates--and surmounts--the difficulty of representing identical twins.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Identity, Identicality, and Life Writing: Telling (The Silent) Twins Apart

Biography , Volume 26 (2) – Jul 8, 2003

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/identity-identicality-and-life-writing-telling-the-silent-twins-apart-gqAzYo3lgF
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 Biographical Research Center.
ISSN
0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

Abstract

<p>Identical twins challenge the Western valorization of the individual, and thus the major life-writing genres, autobiography and biography. The intense bond between Jennifer and June Gibbons, and their elective mutism, made their biography an unlikely project, but their obsessive journal-writing documented their lives in great detail. Marjorie Wallace&apos;s The Silent Twins demonstrates--and surmounts--the difficulty of representing identical twins.</p>

Journal

BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 8, 2003

There are no references for this article.