Diary Fiction

Author by : H. Porter Abbott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ithaca : Cornell University Press
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Description : H. Porter Abbott explores the role of the personal diary and its use as a literary strategy in a number of representative works in fiction. He asserts that the device of the diary can give a work a unique literary reflexivity: the diary not only tells the tale but directly influences its development. This book serves as a guide to the field of diary fiction and at the same time sheds new light on issues central to the study of narrative and autobiography.

Writing And Reality

Author by : Andrew Hassam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Praeger
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Description : Studies use of diary format by contemporary British novelists to challenge cultural value.

Diary As Fiction

Author by : Jessica M. Natale
Languange : en
Publisher by : Universal-Publishers
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Description : There is a genre of literature in which the work is purposely written within the diary format; this type of writings known as diary fiction. Diary novels traditionally reflect what the authors think real diaries are or are written as a parody of the diary as a negative model. The authors of diary novels choose the diary form because its artistic quality expresses a greater sense of immediacy to the reader than other forms of literature. The diary novel emphasizes the time of writing rather than the time that it is written about, so the diarist usually writes about events of the immediate past - events that occur between one entry and the next - or records his momentary ideas, reflections, or emotions. Turgenev's "Diary of a Superfluous Man" represents the marriage of a memoir and a diary, resulting in a work with more contemporaneous content than recounting of memories: a diary novel. Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground presents an interesting variation of the diary novel, which is devoid of any dated entries. Instead, it is divided into two parts. In the first part the narrator describes his present life and philosophical ideas. In the second half, he recounts the past. Therefore, like Turgenev's work, Notes from Underground combines aspects of the memoir and diary novel genre, but the overriding existence of real or present time writing, supports the sole diary novel classification.

Rooms With A View

Author by : Giancarlo Lombardi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Description : In tracing the individual struggles encountered by each single diarist, Lombardi presents, as a result of the juxtaposition of so many different texts, a wider portrayal of women's struggles across five decades and four different national cultures."--BOOK JACKET.

Distinctly Narcissistic

Author by : Valerie Raoul
Languange : en
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Description : Drawing on a psychoanalytic theory of narcissism, (Raoul, French, U. of British Columbia) explores the social and ideological context of diary fiction in Quebec between 1878 and 1990, especially its relation to the decolonization of the culture. She analyzes the interaction of self, time, and writing; the cultural context of the works; gender identities; the recurring metaphor of giving birth to the self by writing; and other aspects. The excerpts are in French only. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The New Woman In Early Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction

Author by : Jin Feng
Languange : en
Publisher by : Purdue University Press
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Description : In The New Woman in Early Twentieth-century Chinese Fiction, Jin Feng discusses representations of women in May Fourth fiction, issues of gender, modernity, individualism, subjectivity, and narrative strategy. In this thought-provoking book about a crucial period of Chinese literature, Feng argues that male writers such as Lu Xun, Yu Dafu, Ba Jin, and Mao Dun created fictional women as mirror images of their own political inadequacy, but that at the same time this was also an egocentric ploy to affirm and highlight the modernity of the male author. This gender-biased attitude was translated into reality when women writers emerged. Whereas unfair, gender-biased criticism all but stifled the creative output of Bing Xin, Fang Yuanjun, and Lu Yin, Ding Ling's dogged attention to narrative strategy allowed her to maintain subjectivity and independence in her writings; that is until all writers were forced to write for the collective.

The Female Figure In Contemporary Historical Fiction

Author by : K. Cooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

The Camera Eye Metaphor In Cinema

Author by : Christian Quendler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema shapes our understanding of the arts and media. As current new media technologies are attempting to shift the identity of cinema and moving imagery, it is hard to overstate the importance of this metaphor for our understanding of the modalities of vision. In what guises does the "camera eye" continue to survive in media that is called new?

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author by : Deborah Halverson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Japanese Poetic Diaries

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Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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