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Present Pasts: Patrick Modiano’s (Auto)Biographical Fictions (Faux Titre 255)9042018844, 9789042018846, 9781423791607

Author : Dervila Cooke
Description:This is the first in-depth study of the twelve Modiano texts specifically concerned with life-writing in autobiographical and biographical-cum-historiographical projects. The texts covered range from La Place de l'?toile (1968) through to La Petite Bijou (2001). Close textual analysis is combined with a theoretical approach based on current thinking in autobiography, biography, and reader-response. Modiano's use of autofiction and biofiction is analysed in the light of his continuing obsession with both personal trauma and History, as well as his problematic relationship with his paternally-inherited Jewish links. His view of identity (of self and other) is thus discussed in relation to a particular literary and socio-historical context - French, postmodern, post-World War II, and post-Holocaust.
Categories: Biology Biophysics
Year :2005
Publisher :
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 356[357]
File Info : pdf 1 Mb

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