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Biografie fittizie di personaggi storici. (Auto)biografia, soggettività, teoria nel romanzo contemporaneo [Fictional Biographies of Historical Characters. (Auto)biography, Subjectivity, Theory in the Contemporary Novel]

Boldrini, Lucia. 1998. Biografie fittizie di personaggi storici. (Auto)biografia, soggettività, teoria nel romanzo contemporaneo [Fictional Biographies of Historical Characters. (Auto)biography, Subjectivity, Theory in the Contemporary Novel]. Pisa: ETS. ISBN 88-467-0103-8 [Book]

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Abstract or Description

Starting from the observation that both biography and the novel have been declared to be in a state of crisis in the twentieth century, this book studies how the phenomenon of fictional biographies of historical characters (novels that re-write the life of historical personages) exploits these two crises in order to rejuvenate both the novel and biography. "Biografie fittizie e personaggi storici" thus analyses the relationship that this fiction establishes with the theory and practice of biography and autobiography, theories of character and the theory of the 'death of the author', and it discusses how fictional biography has contributed to the debate on the representation and construction of subjectivity in novels written in English in the twentieth century.

Item Type: Book

Keywords:

English Literature; novel; biography; autobiography; literary theory; character; subjectivity; Peter Ackroyd; Gilbert Adair; John Banville; Robert Graves; Vladimir Nabokov; Virginia Woolf

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Date:

1998

Item ID:

3901

Date Deposited:

13 Oct 2010 13:10

Last Modified:

23 Jun 2017 15:14

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3901

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