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Aesthetic Autobiography : From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anais Nin - Suzanne Nalbantian

Aesthetic Autobiography

From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Anais Nin

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Published: 24th May 1994
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Aesthetic Autobiography fills a gap in autobiography studies by uncovering the aesthetics of a hazy subgenre of the autobiographical novel of the early 20th century. Using Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf as her models, with Anais Nin in their wake, Nalbantian uncovers a common aesthetics of the manipulation of life facts into fiction which in turn sheds light on the creative process. She focuses on an aspect of the self, transposed into narrative, which surpasses the personal or cultural and which she identifies as the aesthetic.

"'A rich contribution to the study of autobiography." - James Olney

Preface - Historical Paradigms - Theories of Autobiography - A Theory of Aesthetic Autobiography - The Art of Misrepresentation in Marcel Proust - The Stylised Quotidian in James Joyce - Distancing and Displacement in Virginia Woolf - The Mythification of Selfhood in Anais Nin - Envoi - Notes - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333460016
ISBN-10: 0333460014
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 24th May 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 3