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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Gian Balsamo This essay discusses the literary genre of Proust's In Search of Lost Time as analogous with the genre peculiar to Dante's Commedia and Augustine's Confessions . Both Dante and Augustine narrate their autobiography in terms of a writerly vocation pursued by means of a love quest; both...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Dan Shen; Dejin Xu This essay attempts to define unreliability in autobiography and explore its major forms and features in relation to unreliability in fiction. It starts with the construction of a narratological framework for autobiography, especially in terms of the narrative communicative...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Els Andringa The aim of this study is to investigate how reading experiences intertwine fiction and life and how such experiences change over time. Twelve reading autobiographies of young, motivated readers (age range twenty-two to thirty-two; six men, six women) were analyzed using qualitative...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
...) and the interplay between autobiography and poetics inform the gradual self-codification of his work. Of central importance is the dynamic whereby quotation montage is made to carry the transgressive force of Yeshurun's work—with ideological and historical, as well as poetic, consequences. All this leads...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (or speaker-oriented,expressive) statements; and (3) ars-poetic (or text-oriented, textually self-reflexive) statements. “The Skaters” appears to be a descriptive poem; it has often been read as more or less veiled autobiography;and it is undeniably self-reflexive. I undertake to demonstrate how descriptions...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of this revolutionary estrangement on the self. Furthermore, the memoirs reenacted this unsettling estrangement by incorporating elements of official Soviet genres, such as the trial deposition, the interrogation autobiography, and the letter to the government. As Shklovsky suggests, the effects of revolutionary...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
... autobiography of the Dostoevskian narrator familiar to readers of thegreat novels, a narrator who dismantles the very structure of knowing and telling, a would-be guide to the text's action who becomes mired in a confession of what he does not understand. © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 175–195.
Published: 01 March 2008
... narrative. The last section of the essay uses W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants , an especially complicated novel which combines fiction and nonfiction, biography and autobiography, as a case study. Photographs on the Walls of the House of Fiction Timothy Dow Adams English, West Virginia Abstract...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... theory and autobiography). This becomes possible because in Zoo, or Letters Not about Love language is no longer presented as a medium of representation but rather as a means of re-creating the writer's unstable literary and ideological position in postrevolutionary Russia and abroad. During his exile...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and because it incorporates scenes borrowed from Proust's own life, the fictional narrative is routinely read as his thinly veiled autobiography, if not as evidence for any number of psychiatric disorders. At the very least, critics tend to have no hesitation in taking theses put forward by the narrator...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 697–701.
Published: 01 September 2001
... [In defense of auto- biography] is a veritable manifesto. Surprisingly to anglophone readers, autobiographical practices are still under siege as they were half a century ago, accused of verging on the pathological, of lacking the necessary re- quirements to be considered as art. Autobiography...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., and History , edited by Dori Laub and Shoshana Felman, 57 -74 (New York: Routledge). Lejeune, Philippe 1989 On Autobiography , edited by Paul J. Eakin, translated by Katherine M. Leary (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). Maier, Charles S. 1993 “A Surfeit of Memory? Reflections on History...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 155–173.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Barthes (1977 [1975]) will shed light on how the photograph’s documentary value is secured in life writing. This book is exemplary for its theoretical and prac- tical focus on how the photographic image communicates within the par- ticular cultural space of autobiography. Barthes’s...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2007 Amsler, Mark 1981 “Genre and Code in Abelard's Historia calamitatum,” Assays 1 : 35 -50. Bagge, Sverre 1993 “The Autobiography of Abelard and Medieval Individualism,” Journal of Medieval History 19 : 327 -50. Barth, John 1972...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 543–559.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Hopkins University Press). Czech, Danuta 1990 Auschwitz Chronicle 1939–1945: From the Archives of the Auschwitz Memorial and the German Federal Archives (New York: Henry Holt). Doubrovsky, Serge 1989 Le livre brisé (Paris: Grasset). Eakin, Paul John 1985 Fictions in Autobiography...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 527–570.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and Medicine” in Copenhagen, May 2002. In addition, several book-length scholarly studies of biography have appeared in recent years (see Nadel 1984, Denzin 1989, Ellis 2000, Back- scheider 1999; and Tridgell 2004). A much larger body of theoretical work is devoted to the study of autobiographies, two...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 471–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 607–618.
Published: 01 December 2007
...—assail the identification without accounting for Proust’s strange decision to tempt readers into making it. Balsamo, by con- trast, has an answer: the Recherche is Proust’s autobiography, but an autobi- ography of a very particular sort, with only Dante as a close parallel. It is a “performative...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 171–189.
Published: 01 June 2007
...,” Critical Inquiry 9 : 545 -64. Rubidge, Bradley 1990 “Descartes' Meditations and Devotional Meditations,” Journal of the History of Ideas 51 : 27 -49. Schuster, Shlomit 2003 The Philosopher's Autobiography: A Qualitative Study (London: Praeger). Sweeney, Eileen 2002 “Literary Forms...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 731–737.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Brian McHale Hampton Timothy , Bob Dylan’s Poetics: How the Songs Work . New York : Zone Books , 2019 . 277 pp. Renza Louis , Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation: A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967 . New York : Bloomsbury Academic , 2017 ; paperback, 2019. xvii + 192...