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Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Klaus, Carl H. (1932-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The made-up self [Texte imprimé] : impersonation in the personal essay / Carl H. Klaus

Publication : Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2010

Description matérielle : 160 p. ; 23 cm

Comprend : Prologue: The "person" in a personal essay ; Evocations of consciousness. Montaigne on "Montaigne" : toward a poetics of self ; The mind and the mind's idiosyncrasy : ideas of consciousness in the personal essay ; Discontinuous : form of consciousness ; Evocations of personality. Voices on voice: the singular "I" and the chameleon "I" ; Elia : pseudonymous self extraordinaire ; Never to be yourself and yet always : Virginia Woolf on the essayist's problem ; Personae and culture. Difference and "I" : cultural consciousness in the personal essay ; Orwell's "A hanging" : politics and the first-person singular/plural ; Personae and personal experience. Illness and "I" : malady in the personal essay ; Days into essays : a self for all seasons.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-156) and index
By reconceiving the most fundamental aspect of the personal essay - the I of the essayist - Klaus demonstrates that this seemingly uncontrived form of writing is inherently problematic, not willfully devious but bordering upon the world of fiction. He develops this key idea by explaining how structure, style, and voice determine the nature of a persona and our perception of it in the works of such essayists as Michel de Montaigne, Charles Lamb, E. B. White, and Virginia Woolf. Realizing that this persona is shaped by the force of culture and the impress of personal experience, he explores the effects of both upon the point of view, content, and voice of such essayists as George Orwell, Nancy Mairs, Richard Rodriguez, and Alice Walker. Throughout, in full command of the history of the essay, he calls up numerous passages in which essayists themselves acknowledge the element of impersonation in their work, drawing upon the perspectives of Joan Didion, Edward Hoagland, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Marmon Silko, Scott Russell Sanders, Annie Dillard, Vivian Gornick, Loren Eiseley, James Baldwin, and a host of other literary guides


Sujet(s) : Essai (genre littéraire)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781587299131 (pbk.) (acid-free paper). - ISBN 1587299135

Notice n° :  FRBNF42658331 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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