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George Sand and Autobiography

ISBN 9781900755252
Published December 1, 1999 by Routledge

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Book Description

This book discusses George Sand's autobiography "Histoire de ma Vie" from a variety of perspectives - thematic, structural and stylistic - and examines the often contradictory images of the author/narrator that emerge, in particular, from Sand's confused and ambivalent attitude to her gender. At each point, Sand's intriguing work is placed in the context of modern autobiographical and feminist theory, and measured against the conventions of traditional male autobiography. What emerges is a hybrid, androgynous text that combines different modes and voices, giving a unique access to the person of the author herself, both as she wished to appear and as she appears in spite of herself.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Autobiographical Project 2 Family Relationships 3 Structure 4 Identity and Writing, Conclusion

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