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Ultimately Fiction


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During the past 25 years, a tremendous boom has occurred in the publishing of biographies, especially literary biographies—that is, lives of creative writers. Yet, according to this critical study, literary biographers have most often focused their efforts merely upon presenting historical facts while being generally unaware of artistic possibilities in the subgenre. Criticism of biography frequently quotes Desmond MacCarthy's dictum that the biographer is "an artist who is on oath." Undoubtedly, every biographer must be "on oath" not to deny or change the "truth" of historical facts. But the literary biographer who aspires to be an "artist" must include in his or her biographical design aesthetic truth as well. And good biography, like good fiction, is shaped by that individual point of view which alone may make it art. Through an analysis of Steven Millhauser's satiric novel/biography, Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer, Petrie outlines a technique for judging specifically literary biographies as aesthetic objects—works revealing purpose, structure, and style. He then applies this technique in extensive discussions of three types of literary biography; illustrated here primarily by works about four modern American novelists; Joseph Blotner's Faulkner, Andrew Turnbull's Scott Fitzerald, W. A. Swanberg's Dreiser, and Leon Edel's Henry James.

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Autor Petrie, Dennis W.
Editura Purdue University Press
Dimensiuni 229 x 152
Data Publicarii 30/01/2018
Format Cartonata
Numar pagini 255
Descriere RO In ultimii 25 de ani, a avut loc un boom extraordinar in publicarea de biografii, in special a biografiilor literare - adica a vietii scriitorilor de creatie. Cu toate acestea, conform acestui studiu critic, biografii literari si-au concentrat cel mai adesea eforturile doar pe prezentarea faptelor istorice, in timp ce in general nu stiau de posibilitatile artistice din subgen.
Aceasta este o carte in limba engleza. Descrierea cartii (tradusa din engleza cu Google Translate) este in limba romana din motive legale.
In ultimii 25 de ani, a avut loc un boom extraordinar in publicarea de biografii, in special a biografiilor literare - adica a vietii scriitorilor de creatie. Cu toate acestea, conform acestui studiu critic, biografii literari si-au concentrat cel mai adesea eforturile doar pe prezentarea faptelor istorice, in timp ce in general nu stiau de posibilitatile artistice din subgen.
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