Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention
By: Eakin, Paul John.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (300 p.).ISBN: 9781400854790.Subject(s): American prose literature --20th century -- History and criticism | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography | Authorship -- Psychological aspects | Autobiography | Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Invention (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century | Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980 | Self in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-InventionDDC classification: 818.50809 | 818/.508/09 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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, a
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