Aesthetic Autobiography: From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anais Nin

Aesthetic Autobiography: From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anais Nin

by S. Nalbantian

Hardcover(1994)

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Overview

'A rich contribution to the study of autobiography.' - James Olney Suzanne Nalbantian provides a precise and highly original basis to identify literary art with her novel approach to autobiography. Re-examining key writers of the early twentieth-century - Proust, Joyce, Woolf, with Nin in their wake - Nalbantian discerns models of a hybrid genre characterised by a common aesthetics. She discovers in these writings a threshold of artistic transformation beyond the identification of biographical authenticity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333460016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/24/1994
Edition description: 1994
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface - Historical Paradigms - Theories of Autobiography - A Theory of Aesthetic Autobiography - The Art of Misrepresentation in Marcel Proust - The Stylised Quotidian in James Joyce - Distancing and Displacement in Virginia Woolf - The Mythification of Selfhood in Anais Nin - Envoi - Notes - References - Index

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