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Aesthetic Auto/biography: Ruskin and Proust

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the notion of ‘aesthetic autobiography’, attached by Suzanne Nalbantian to the modernist autobiographical Künstlerroman, in fact originates in the way earlier writers such as ... More


Auto/biografiction: Counterfeit Lives: A Taxonomy of Displacements of Fiction towards Life‐Writing

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the converse displacement to that considered in Chapters 3 and Chapter 4, looking instead at cases where fiction‐writers colonize the forms of life‐writing, producing a variety ... More


Heteronymity I: Imaginary Authorship and Imaginary Autobiography: Pessoa, Joyce, Svevo

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter develops the earlier discussions of life‐writings by fictional narrators to consider sustained acts of creative impersonation: works entirely (or almost entirely) presented as written by ... More


Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Mhairi Pooler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Writing Life offers a revisionary exploration of the relationship between an author’s life and art. By examining the self-representation of authors across the schism between Victorianism and ... More


‘The Very Complexion of the Mirror’

Mhairi Pooler

in Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction’s title is taken from a quote by Henry James that underlines the book’s focus on the self-theorising artist: the idea that autobiographical writing shows the author’s mirrored ... More


The Writer Reading

Mhairi Pooler

in Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 1 provides a detailed discussion of the book’s key ideas, beginning with the importance of the author’s own literary apprenticeship as a reader for the writer s/he will become, starting with ... More


The Art of Life: Henry James’s A Small Boy and Others and Notes of a Son and Brother

Mhairi Pooler

in Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In A Small Boy and Others and Notes of a Son and Brother Henry James depicts an apprenticeship in the conversion of impressions into art. By closely paralleling the model of the German Romantic ... More


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