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Biofictions : the rewriting of romantic lives in contemporary fiction and drama

Biofictions : the rewriting of romantic lives in contemporary fiction and drama

Author: Martin Middeke; Werner Huber
Publisher: Columbia, SC : Camden House, 1999.
Series: Studies in English and American literature, linguistics, and culture (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The starting point for this collection of essays is the observation that as a literary subject, fictionalized and dramatized "lives" in the form of fictional biographies/biographical fiction, bio-dramas, and bio-pics are very much in evidence on the contemporary scene. And it appears that the lives of the British Romantics and the myths surrounding them have a special appeal for contemporary writers. Biofictions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Middeke; Werner Huber
ISBN: 157113123X 9781571131232
OCLC Number: 40460043
Description: 229 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Martin Middeke --
An Intertextual Quest for Thomas Chatterton: The Deconstruction of the Romantic Cult of Originality and the Paradoxes of Life-Writing in Peter Ackroyd's Fictional Metabiography Chatterton / Ansgar Nunning --
Dangerous Enthusiasm: The Appropriation of William Blake in Adrian Mitchell's Tyger / Bernhard Reitz --
Auld Acquaintance: New Lives of Scott and Hogg / Jill Rubenstein --
Ann Jellicoe's and Howard Brenton's Shelley / Uwe Boker --
The Dramatist as Reader: Liz Lochhead's Play Blood and Ice / Silvia Mergenthal --
The Truth of Fiction --
The Fiction of Truth: Judith Chernaik's Mab's Daughters / Beate Neumeier --
The Triumph of Analogous Text over Digital Truth: Biography, Differance, and Deconstructive Play in Amanda Prantera's Conversations with Lord Byron on Perversion, 163 Years after his Lordship's Death / Martin Middeke --
"The Life We Imagine": Byron's and Polidori's Memoirs as Character Construction / Annegret Maack --
In Arcadia Nemo: The Pastoral of Romanticism / Peter Paul Schnierer --
"A Playful Desire of Imitation": The Ghost Stories at Diodati and A Single Summer With L. B. / Frances Wilson --
Poetry and Cyberpunk: Science Fiction and Romantic Biography / Christine Kenyon Jones --
Elemental, My Dear Clare: The Case of the Missing Poet / Christopher Innes --
Biodepictions of Mary Shelley: The Romantic Woman Artist as Mother of Monsters / Ramona M. Ralston and Sid Sondergard.
Series Title: Studies in English and American literature, linguistics, and culture (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Martin Middeke and Werner Huber.


A pioneering collection of articles on fictionalized biographies of the Romantics in contemporary fiction and drama.  Read more...


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This collection brings together a wide range of appraoches to a topic of much current interest. It is recommended not only for students of contemporary British Literature, but also for those Read more...

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