"My own portrait in writing" : self-fashioning in the letters of Vincent van Gogh (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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"My own portrait in writing" : self-fashioning in the letters of Vincent van Gogh

Author: Patrick Grant
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta : AU Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Cultural dialectics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
By what criteria can one judge the specific literary quality of Van Gogh's more than eight hundred letters? This is the question that Patrick Grant explores by way of a set of ideas about dialogue and self-fashioning derived especially from Mikhail Bakhtin. Grant considers the reading of the letters within the context of modern-literary theoretical discourse and in so doing he brings Van Gogh's collected  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grant, Patrick.
"My own portrait in writing".
Edmonton, Alberta: AU Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014481294
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Grant
ISBN: 9781771990592 1771990597 9781771990608 1771990600 9781771990585 1771990589 1771990457 9781771990455
OCLC Number: 921888427
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The Dialogical Structure of Self-Fashioning --
1 The Painterly Writer --
2 Binaries, Contradictions, and "Arguments on Both Sides" --
3 Reading Van Gogh' Letter-Sketches --
4 Imagination and the Limits of Self-Fashioning --
Conclusion: Envoi.
Series Title: Cultural dialectics.
Other Titles: Self-fashioning in the letters of Vincent van Gogh
Responsibility: Patrick Grant.
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An inspiring book that argues for Van Gogh's letters to be placed alongside the literary work of Blake and Eliot.  Read more...


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