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

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores how writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life‐writing — biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal — increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199579761.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This conclusion argues that auto/biography is shadowed by the alter ego of scepticism, whether directed at the reality or intelligibility of selves; their representability; or the adequacy of the ... More


Introduction

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/9780199579761.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction starts from comments by Wilde and Nietzsche arguing that criticism and philosophy — and by extension all writing — can be read as autobiographical; and argues that such a move ... More


Autobiografiction: Stephen Reynolds and A. C. Benson 1

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/9780199579761.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter develops the preceding one's account of autobiographical writing which swerves into fiction. It explores the hybrid form identified in Stephen Reynolds's 1906 essay ‘Autobiografiction.’ ... 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


The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question

Nick Hubble

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415828
eISBN:
9781474438742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415828.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question argues that British proletarian literature was a politicised form of modernism which culturally transformed Britain. Critical analysis and extended ... More


‘She Had Finished with Men Forever’: Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Grey Granite

Nick Hubble

in The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415828
eISBN:
9781474438742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415828.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter-length close reading of Grey Granite, the third volume of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s A ScotsQuair, considers how he set out consciously to probe the limits of modernist technique by bringing ... More


‘The Raw Material of History’: John Sommerfield’s May Day

Nick Hubble

in The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415828
eISBN:
9781474438742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415828.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 is an extended close reading of John Sommerfield’s experimental proletarian novel May Day, which can be seen as an attempt to both prove the utility of modernist techniques – drawing in ... More


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