"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
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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
(OCoLC)901996690
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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