1st Edition

Consuming Autobiographies
Reading and Writing the Self in Post-war France

ISBN 9781905981106
Published December 1, 2007 by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

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

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