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Psychobiography and the Truth of the Subject

Noel Chabani Manganyi
Biography
Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 1983), pp. 34-52
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23539176
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

This article focusses attention on the critical problem of biographical truth (the truth of the subject) in the wider context of psychological and psychoanalytic approaches to biography. Beginning with an examination of witnessing and the interpretation of biographical data the discussion is extended to include a review of the promise of psychological approaches to biography culminating with the recent work of D. J. Levinson and his associates.

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