16 April 2008


some guy (max) from some university (harvard, cambridge, king's) gave a speech on autobiografiction the other day. these are the notes i took:

autobiography = mode of READING?

fictional form + autobiographical content ≠ autobiographical form + fictional content [...well, obviously not!]

pseudonymous autobiography -> heteronym? -> fiction vs. pseudonym -> disguise

truth value in inner/ spiritual meaning of autobiografiction
inner life splits off from the outer
creative uncertainty about life writing?

'the more perfect the artist the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.' T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1951, Faber & Faber

self-fashioning/ re-invention of own story = post-modern invention? NO!

autobiografiction based on spiritual experience? elasticity in definition of spiritual!

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