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The Resource Consuming autobiographies : reading and writing the self in post-war France, Claire Boyle

Consuming autobiographies : reading and writing the self in post-war France, Claire Boyle

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Consuming autobiographies : reading and writing the self in post-war France
Title
Consuming autobiographies
Title remainder
reading and writing the self in post-war France
Statement of responsibility
Claire Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1975, French literary writing has been marked by an autobiographical turn which has seen authors increasingly tap into the vein of what the French term ecriture de soi. This coincides, paradoxically, with the 'death of autobiography', as these authors self-consciously distance themselves and their writings from conventional autobiography, founding a 'nouvelle autobiographie' where the very possibility of autobiographical expression is questioned." "In the first book-length study in English to address this phenomenon, Claire Boyle sheds new light on this hostility toward autobiography through a series of studies of estrangement in autobiographical works by major post-war authors Nathalie Sarraute, Georges Perec, Jean Genet, and Helene Cixous. She identifies autobiography as an area for conflict between writer and reader, in which authors struggle to assert the unknowableness of their identity in the face of a readership eager for privileged knowledge."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyle, Claire
Dewey number
840.900914
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ145.6.S32
LC item number
B69 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self in literature
  • French literature
  • Autobiography in literature
  • Autobiography
Label
Consuming autobiographies : reading and writing the self in post-war France, Claire Boyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autobiography : orthodoxies and paradoxes -- Sarraute writing the self : the drama of self-possession -- Perec : autobiography, possession, and the dispossessed self -- Genet inside and out : autobiography, marginality, and empowerment -- Hélène Cixous : autobiography, the ethics of knowledge, and strategies of self-writing
Control code
137313786
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9781905981106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)137313786
Label
Consuming autobiographies : reading and writing the self in post-war France, Claire Boyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autobiography : orthodoxies and paradoxes -- Sarraute writing the self : the drama of self-possession -- Perec : autobiography, possession, and the dispossessed self -- Genet inside and out : autobiography, marginality, and empowerment -- Hélène Cixous : autobiography, the ethics of knowledge, and strategies of self-writing
Control code
137313786
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9781905981106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)137313786

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