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Experiments in life-writing: intersections of auto/biography and fiction

Experiments in life-writing: intersections of auto/biography and fiction

Boldrini, Lucia, editor; Novak, Julia, editor

This volume examines innovative intersections of life-writing and experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries, bringing together scholars and practicing biographers from several disciplines (Modern Languages, English and Comparative Literature, Creative Writing). It covers a broad range of biographical, autobiographical, and hybrid practices in a variety of national literatures, among them many recent works: texts that test the ground between fact and fiction, that are marked by impressionist, self-reflexive and intermedial methods, by their recourse to myth, folklore, poetry, or drama as they tell a historical character's story. Between them, the essays shed light on the broad range of auto/biographical experimentation in modern Europe and will appeal to readers with an interest in the history and politics of form in life-writing: in the ways in which departures from traditional generic paradigms are intricately linked with specific views of subjectivity, with questions of personal, communal, and national identity. The Introduction of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Julia Novak, Lucia Boldrini
ISBN: 331955414X, 9783319554143
Physical Description: 340 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Series: Palgrave studies in life writing
Subject: Creative writing & creative writing guides; General.; English; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Biography: general; Literary studies: general; Literary theory; Biography.; Writing & editing guides
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in life writing.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319554136

Contents

  1. This volume examines innovative intersections of life-writing and experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries
  2. bringing together scholars and practicing biographers from several disciplines (Modern Languages
  3. English and Comparative Literature
  4. Creative Writing). It covers a broad range of biographical
  5. autobiographical
  6. and hybrid practices in a variety of national literatures
  7. among them many recent works: texts that test the ground between fact and fiction
  8. that are marked by impressionist
  9. self-reflexive and intermedial methods
  10. by their recourse to myth
  11. folklore
  12. poetry
  13. or drama as they tell a historical character's story. Between them
  14. the essays shed light on the broad range of auto/biographical experimentation in modern Europe and will appeal to readers with an interest in the history and politics of form in life-writing: in the ways in which departures from traditional generic paradigms are intricately linked with specific views of subjectivity
  15. with questions of personal
  16. communal
  17. and national identity.