Item description for Present Pasts: Patrick Modiano's (Auto)Biographical Fictions (Faux Titre 255) by Dervila Cooke...
This is the first in-depth study of the twelve Modiano texts specifically concerned with life-writing in autobiographical and biographical-cum-historiographical projects. The texts covered range from La Place de ltoile (1968) through to La Petite Bijou (2001). Close textual analysis is combined with a theoretical approach based on current thinking in autobiography, biography, and reader-response. Modianos use of autofiction and biofiction is analysed in the light of his continuing obsession with both personal trauma and History, as well as his problematic relationship with his paternally-inherited Jewish links. His view of identity (of self and other) is thus discussed in relation to a particular literary and socio-historical context French, postmodern, post-World War II, and post-Holocaust.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 3, 2005
ISBN 9042018844 ISBN13 9789042018846