Alice Munro's fourth book, Who Do You Think You Are?, was first published in 1978 and nominated for the Booker Prize, while earning her a second Governor-General's award for fiction in Canada. It was initially published as The Beggar Maid outside of the United States after American publishers worried that readers would not be familiar with the phrase's use as a way of putting someone in their place. However, the themes of shaming and of questioning identity implicit in Munro's preferred title are central to Who Do You Think You Are?. Like her earlier Lives of Girls and Women (1971), the book features a set of linked stories that depict the life of a woman maturing from girlhood through adolescence in a …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

McGill, Robert. "Who Do You Think You Are?". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 July 2002
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]