Consuming Autobiographies: Reading and Writing the Self in Post-war France, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Consuming Autobiographies

Reading and Writing the Self in Post-war France, 1st Edition

By Claire Boyle

Routledge

186 pages

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In this book, Claire Boyle presents an account of the death of autobiography in the post-war era of French literature. She challenges assumptions that are sometimes made about why it is that writers are reluctant to be associated with the genre of autobiography.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Autobiography: Orthodoxies and Paradoxes 2. Sarraute Writing the Self: The Drama of Self-Possession 3. Perec: Autobiography, Possession and the Dispossessed Self 4. Genet Inside and Out: Autobiography, Marginality and Empowerment 5. Helene Cixous: Autobiography, the Ethics of Knowledge and Strategies of Self-Writing 6. Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General