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Narrating the Self in Early Modern Europe, eds. Bruno Tribout and Ruth Whelan

Tribout, Bruno and Whelan, Ruth, eds. (2007) Narrating the Self in Early Modern Europe, eds. Bruno Tribout and Ruth Whelan. 333 pp. Peter Lang, ‘European Connections’. ISBN 978-3-03910-740-7 [Book (edited)]

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What does it mean to narrate the self? Is there a 'self' to be narrated? What form should such narratives or writings take? The authors of the sixteen essays collected in this volume use a variety of approaches to study a broad range of what are now called 'ego-documents' from the Renaissance to the beginning of the nineteenth century. From them it emerges that 'the self' is not an acknowledged fact, but rather a historical process, which is neither linear nor stable.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Keywords:life-writing, Memoirs, biography, historiography, Huguenot, Bassompierre, Le Poulchre, Paschal, Pibrac, Retz, Mme de Murat, Port-Royal, Pascal, Saint-Simon, Voltaire, Rousseau, Beaumarchais, Ambrose Hardinge Giffard,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Modern Languages
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:4372
Deposited By: Dr Bruno Tribout
Deposited On:22 Dec 2009 09:20
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:25

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