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Writing against death : the autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir

Author: Susan Bainbrigge
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2005.
Series: Faux titre, 262.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to re-evaluate Simone de Beauvoir's extensive autobiographical ouvre, exploring its place in relation to the French autobiographical canon. This study presents readings, which engage critically with existentialism, feminist theory, and autobiographystudies generally, in particular focusing on the question of 'autothanatography'.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bainbrigge, Susan.
Writing against death.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2005
(OCoLC)607826066
Named Person: Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bainbrigge
ISBN: 9042018453 9789042018457
OCLC Number: 58792819
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Memoires d'une jeune fille rangee : The family romance --
Living others' deaths --
Autobiography and intertext. La force de l'age : The self in public/private worlds --
Beauvoir's fuites: public and private itineraries and inventories --
Writing the fracturing self: rhetoric and genres. La force des choses : The 'politics of self' --
Beauvoir's rhetoric of death: a discourse of ageing --
Genres as forces. Tout compte fait : Beauvoir as public persona --
La femme privee Death, memory and the past --
Writing the ending: tout compte fait as testament. Une mort tres douce : Avidite and Thanatos in the lives of two jeunes filles rangees --
Daughters, mothers, and sisters: narrative voices in Une mort tres douce --
Dialogues with Death and the dead: (auto)biography as reparation. La ceremonie des adieux : Situating Sartre in the text: love story or symbolic violence? --
Negotiotions of death and mortality via the abject other: double discourses --
Writing for posterity.
Series Title: Faux titre, 262.
Responsibility: Susan Bainbrigge.

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Much has been written on Simone de Beauvoir, one of France's leading intellectual figures of the 20th century. This study aims to re-evaluate her autobiographical oeuvre, exploring its place in  Read more...

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