Narratives of the Self by Pawel SchreiberNarratives of the Self by Pawel Schreiber

Narratives of the Self

EditorPawel Schreiber, Joanna Malicka

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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This book explores the many interdependencies and crossovers between living and writing, or, in more specific terms, between writers’ lives on the one hand and their literary output on the other. Thematically divided into four major parts, the book focuses on different literary concerns and discusses literary works from the 17th century to the present day. The first part approaches the issue of autobiography and biography, the second part takes a close look at travel writing, while the third discusses various lives in fiction and the fourth deals with confessional writing.
Pawel Schreiber is assistant professor at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Poland). His main research interests include modern British historical drama in connection with contemporary methodology of history and the image of the Second World War in Polish and American graphic novels. Joanna Malicka is lecturer at Kazimierz Wiel...
Title:Narratives of the SelfFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631651694

ISBN - 13:9783631651698


Table of Contents

Contents: Kurt Müller: Didactic Posturing: Strategies of Authorial Self-Fashioning in Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography – Tomasz Niedokos: Peter Ackroyd’s Biographies: The Parallel Lives of Thomas More, T.S. Eliot and the Biographer Himself? – Katarzyna Szmigiero: Two Accounts of One Life: Marya Hornbacher’s Wasted and Madness in Close-up – Anna Slonina: Carolyn Cassady’s Off the Road - a Real-life Story Behind Kerouac’s On the Road – Maciej Adamski: Wheels within Wheels + To thine own self be true = Writing and Motoring – Pawel Schreiber: Tom Stoppard’s alternative autobiography in Rock ‘n’ Roll – Wojciech Jasiakiewicz: Visions of Poland, Russia and Europe. «Rizpah» Charles Algernon Swinburne – Magdalena Ozarska: The Beginnings and Endings in Selected Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley – Agnieszka Malek: The Corsican as the Noble Savage in the Eyes of James Boswell – Dariusz Pestka: Making alter egos up: Flann O’Brien’s narrative voices as deliberate impossibilities – Tomasz Sawczuk: «I Was Just Somebody Else, Some Stranger». Hysterical Avatars of Jack Kerouac: a Lacanian Perspective – Kamil Michta: Fictionalised Memoir: Living and Writing in J. M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, Youth and Summertime – Stephen Butler: «A cheerful paper about a depressive writer’s life and work» – Marta Lupa:«To suspend disbelief» Confessional Narrative in Nineteenth-Century and Postmodern Novel – Natalia Brzozowska: «I am and not: I freeze and yet am burned» - Emotional Expression and Identity in the Poetry of Elizabeth I – Monika Wludzik: Drug of Choice: Self-medication and Self-preservation in De Quincey and Andrews.