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Heterobiography, Hypocriticism, and the Ethics of Authorial Responsibility

Boldrini, Lucia. 2009. Heterobiography, Hypocriticism, and the Ethics of Authorial Responsibility. Primerjalna književnost, special issue: The Author: Who or What is Writing Literature?(3), pp. 249-259. ISSN 0351-1189 [Article]

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Arguing that “heterobiography” (fictional autobiographies of historical individuals) places the subject at the centre of complex relationships between the historical, the fictional,
the critical, the legal and the ethical, this article discusses some of the crucial questions that these texts raise.

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literary theory / author / authorship / death of the author / De Man, Paul / autobiographical literature / heterobiography / authorial responsibility

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English and Comparative Literature



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13 Oct 2010 14:05

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23 Jun 2017 15:14

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