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Author Kawakami, Akane.
Title Photobiography. Photographic self-writing in Proust, Guibert, Ernaux, Macé. Akane Kawakami.
Imprint Leeds : Maney Publishing 2013.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PN56.P46 P67 2013    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PN56.P46 P67 2013    AVAILABLE  
Author Kawakami, Akane.
Series Legenda Main Series.
Legenda Main Series.
Subject French prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and photography -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Authors, French -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Photography -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Visual perception in literature.
Photography in literature.
Autobiography.
Self-realization in literature.
Description p. cm.
Summary Why do photographs interest writers, especially autobiographical writers? Ever since their invention, photographs have featured as metaphors, as absent inspirations, and latterly as actual objects in written texts. In autobiographical texts, their presence has raised particularly acute questions about the rivalry between these two media, their relationship to the real, and the nature of the constructed self. In this timely study, based on the most recent developments in the fields of photography theory, self-writing and photo-biography, Akane Kawakami offers an intriguing narrative which runs from texts containing metaphorical photographs through ekphrastic works to phototexts. Her choice of Marcel Proust, Hervé Guibert, Annie Ernaux and Gérard Macé provides unusual readings of works seldom considered in this context, and teases out surprising similarities between unexpected conjunctions.
ISBN 9781907975868
1907975861
OCLC # 859645633