The Resource Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention, (electronic resource)

Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention, (electronic resource)

Label
Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention
Title
Fictions in Autobiography
Title remainder
Studies in the Art of Self-Invention
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive. Professor Eakin shows that the autobiographical impulse is simply a special form of reflexive consciousness: from a developmental viewpoint, the autobiographical act is a mode of self-invention always practiced first in living and only eventually,
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 818.50809
  • 818/.508/09
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS366.A88 E26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
Label
Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Cover; Contents
  • Description based upon print version of record
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  • net
Control code
ocn884013489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (300 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400854790
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30572216
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884013489
  • ebl1400854792

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