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Rolfe, Rose, Corvo, Crabbe : the Literary Images of Frederick Rolfe

Author: Miroslaw Aleksander Miernik
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2015.
Series: Encounters: The Warsaw Studies in English Language Culture, Literature, and Visual Arts, Volume 3
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Drawing on theories of biography and autobiography, including the works of Philippe Lejeune, Michel Foucault, and Philip Roth, Rolfe, Rose, Corvo, Crabbe attempts to tackle the issue of Frederick Rolfe's image. Like many other authors, Rolfe (1860-1913), also known as Baron Corvo, wanted to influence the way others see him through his works. However, the image he wanted to project was skewed by A.J.A. Symons'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Miernik, Miroslaw Aleksander, 1980-
Rolfe, Rose, Corvo, Crabbe
(DLC) 2014046765
(OCoLC)897437568
Named Person: Frederick Rolfe; Frederick Rolfe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miroslaw Aleksander Miernik
ISBN: 9783653043846 3653043840 1322498563 9781322498560
OCLC Number: 898279760
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter I: The Literary Image, Autobiography and Biography; 1.0 Introduction; 1.1 The Author and Interpretation; 1.2 The Literary Image, Reputation and Literary Fame; 1.3 Biography and Literary Image; 1.4 Authorial Self-creation in Autobiographical Writing; 1.5 Conclusions; Chapter II: The Biographies of Frederick Rolfe; 2.0 Introduction; 2.1 An Outline of Frederick William Rolfe's Biography and Character; 2.2 Rolfe's Biographies as a Means for the Self-portrayal of their Authors; 2.2.1 The Aberdeen Attack and Shane Leslie's Article. 2.3 The Literary Images of a Biographer and His Subject in A.J.A. Symons' The Quest for Corvo2.3.1 Symons' innovative approach to biography; 2.3.2 Symons' depiction of eccentrics and literary circles; 2.3.3 Symons' handling of his sources and Rolfe's works; 2.3.4 Criticisms of Symons' Biography; 2.3.5 Conclusions; 2.4 Donald Weeks' Corvo; 2.5 Miriam J. Benkovitz's Frederick Rolfe: Baron Corvo; 2.6 The Historical Rolfe and Rolfe/Corvo the Literary Construct; 2.7 A Discursive Handling of Rolfe's Sexuality; 2.8 Conclusions: The Corvo Image. Chapter III: The Projection of the Author's Image in His Fiction: Frederick Rolfe and his Hadrian the Seventh3.1 Introduction: Frederick Rolfe in the Tradition of the British Decadence; 3.2 Hadrian the Seventh: Autobiography and Fiction against Autofiction and Fantasy; 3.2.1 The Religious Anarchist: Rolfe's Literary Image as Rendered by the Religious Themes in Hadrian the Seventh; 3.2.2 Rolfe's Political and Social Beliefs Basing on Hadrian the Seventh; 3.2.3 Mitigation and Self-justification of the Author: The Portrayal of George Arthur Rose; 3.2.4 The Fragmented Author; 3.3 Conclusion. Chapter IV: Nicholas Crabbe: Between Autobiography and Fiction4.0 Introduction; 4.1 One or Many? A Comparison of the Various Depictions of Nicholas Crabbe; 4.2 Nicholas Crabbe of Nicholas Crabbe or the One and the Many; 4.3 Nicholas Crabbe of The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole; 4.4 The Use of Letters in Rolfe's Books of the Crabbe Cycle; 4.5 The Motif of the Search for The Divine Friend in Rolfe's Crabbe Novels; 4.6 Conclusion; Chapter V: The Letters of Frederick Rolfe; 5.0 Introduction; 5.1 Frederick Rolfe's Self-presentation in His Correspondence. 5.2 Rolfe's Self-depiction and Reception Based on Letters to his Publishers and Literary Agents, 1896-19135.3 Rolfe's Self-depiction and Reception Based on Letters to His Personal Acquaintances, 1899-1913; 5.4 Conclusion; Conclusions; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index.
Series Title: Encounters: The Warsaw Studies in English Language Culture, Literature, and Visual Arts, Volume 3
Responsibility: Miroslaw Aleksander Miernik.

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Frederick Rolfe wanted to influence how others see him both by his behaviour and his literary output. The biography The Quest for Corvo skewed the image he wanted to project. This work analyses the  Read more...

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