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So, Eggers talks openly of his memoir as a bid to become well known for his sorrows, or at least to let his suffering facilitate his becoming well known, while at the same time not shrinking from the admission of such manipulations of his pain for profit, because the admission of such motivations, at least in his opinion immediately absolves him of responsibility for such manipulations’ implications or consequences, because being aware and open about one’s motives at least means one is not lying, and no one, except an electorate, likes a liar.
Windows are fine to look out but harrowing to stand in front of. Even if you check and find that there are no people watching, the people watching can be somewhere not immediately visible. G, 186) In one respect, Eggers’s paranoia is justified. There is an audience ‘not immediately visible’: his reading public. Are they the ominous observers judging him from trees and windows? Eggers does conflate the threat of these ‘people watching’ with the disclosure involved in his memoir. G, 16–17). Eggers imagines himself the victim of some literal character assassination.
G, 189), and dignity is ‘an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves [. ]. G, 190). The words of philosopher Charles Guignon help put this in perspective, ‘the idea here is that you can truly be such-and-such a person only if others see you as being that person. ’17 Self knowledge is only achieved through the affirming gaze of the other. Writing about memoir, Nancy K. 18 Appropriately, Eggers uses this notion of ‘recording’ and the reality television milieu to explore what it means to write autobiography in a mediated culture, and more particularly, what it means to invest one’s sense of self in the reassuring look of another.
American Slavery: History in an Hour by Kat Smutz