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Author Eakin, Paul John.
Title Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.

Author Eakin, Paul John.
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Subject Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980.
American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Invention (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authorship -- Psychological aspects.
Self in literature.
Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Note Print version record.
Cover; Contents.
Summary Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive. Professor Eakin shows that the autobiographical impulse is simply a special form of reflexive consciousness: from a developmental viewpoint, the autobiographical act is a mode of self-invention always practiced first in living and only eventually,
ISBN 9781400854790 (electronic bk.)
1400854792 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 884013489
Additional Format Print version: Eakin, Paul John. Fictions in Autobiography : Studies in the Art of Self-Invention. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014

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