Things I Thought I Knew : An Exploration and Experimentation in Autobiography as Literature Public

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  • Autobiography is usually categorized with essays and other technical writings, and rarely considered creative or artistic literature in the public eye. This project explores the elements of autobiography and two authors who break the barriers of conventional practices to create works that also function as creative and artistic literature. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried serve as examples of such works, and this project examines the ways each author has strayed from traditional autobiography to create an artistic one – and the tools they each used to do so. The creative portion of this thesis is comprised of a draft of the author’s own autobiography with the goal of writing it as work of creative and artistic literature, using some of the same tools Angelou and O’Brien do. As an additional feature, this narrative includes present-day events in the form of journal entries, which are still being added to for a future project. The resulting piece combines elements of fictional craft to become an immersive experience for the reader and provide an accurate portrayal of the experience within the events rather than a reflective summary about them. Key Words: autobiography, literature, art, Angelou, O’Brien
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