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Title Stories and portraits of the self / edited by Helena Carvalhão Buescu, João Ferreira Duarte.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.

Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 115
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 115.
Subject Self in literature.
Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature.
Literature, Modern -- Themes, motives.
Alt Name Buescu, Helena Carvalhão.
Duarte, João Ferreira, 1947-
Description 1 online resource (332 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Stories and Portraits of the Self; Contents; Introduction: Signposts of the Self in Modernity; Part I The Representational Dilemma; The Self as a Work of Art: Proust's Scepticism; (Re- )Constructing, (Re- )Membering Postcolonial Selves; 'Doing Identity' in Fiction: Identity Construction as a Dialogue between Individuals and Cultural Narratives; Self-Representation and Temporality: 'Parabasis' in Guimarães Rosa's Grande Sertão: Veredas; New Man: Marie Kessels' Inner Portrait of a Writing Self; Good Intentions, Ethical Commitment, and Impersonal Poetry: The Work of Gerrit Kouwenaar.
Summary In contemporary societies privatization has long ceased to be just an economic concept; rather, it must increasingly be made to refer to the ongoing shrinking of the public space under the impact of the representation of individual lives and images, which cuts across all discourses, genres and media to become one of the primary means of production of culture. This volume is intended to cover such an historical, social and intellectual ground, where self-representation comes to the fore. Targeting mostly an academic readership but certainly also of interest to the general educated public, it co.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781435611115 (electronic bk.)
143561111X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 191749011
Additional Format Print version: Stories and portraits of the self. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007 9042023287 9789042023284 (OCoLC)181068781

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