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Autobiographical writing and British literature, 1783-1834

Author: James Treadwell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"The word 'autobiography' is a late eighteenth-century coinage, yet by 1826 it was already used in the title of a multi-volume anthology of self-writing, and by 1834 Thomas Carlyle was writing of 'these Autobiographical times of ours'. Over the course of a few decades, readers and writers came to recognize and name a new genre. This book is the first full study of the phenomenon, examining both the conditions and
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Treadwell, James, 1968-
Autobiographical writing and British literature, 1783-1834.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607675182
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Treadwell
ISBN: 0199262977 9780199262977
OCLC Number: 56652789
Description: xi, 256 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The rise of 'autobiography' --
The case of Rousseau --
Autobiography and the literary public sphere --
Autobiography and publication --
'Biographia literaria' --
Autobiographical transactions --
'Childe Harold' canto III --
Elia.
Responsibility: James Treadwell.
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What did autobiography mean to Romantic readers and writers? How do autobiographical texts of the period reflect, express, and negotiate these conditions? Answering these questions and more, this  Read more...

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A closely reasoned book. * Elizabeth Helsinger, Studies in English Literature *

 
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