Aproximació a l'altre / An approach to the other

Biografies, semblances i retrats / Biographies, resemblances and portraits

Enric Balaguer | University of Alicante
Maria Jesús Francés | University of Alicante
Vicent Vidal | University of Alicante
ISBN 9789027240170 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027267733 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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The different contributions included in this volume deal with aspects of biographical writing and other similar genres (semblances, portraits, etc.). These articles analyze theoretical and generic questions as well as some of the most relevant examples of the genre – with a focus on those written in Catalan. In addition, some of the articles focus on the relationship between biography and national images (nation-building) from a sociocultural standpoint.
The Research Group on Contemporary Literature from the Universitat d’Alacant has gathered contributions from several specialists in numerous fields and has selected a group of relevant works for analysis. In addition to studies on authors such as André Maurois and Lytton Strachey, contributions deal with figures such as Josep Pla, Domènec Guansé, Josep Maria Espinàs and Agustí Pons. Finally, some contributions pay attention to the biographical genre in the audiovisual arts.
The volume contains contributions in Spanish, English, and Catalan.
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 11] 2015.  xviii, 162 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The volume not only reflects current academic interest but also amplifies and refines understanding and appreciations of the subject.”
“This is a serious book dealing with a well-timed subject, which accomplishes previous efforts by this research group. It is an important contribution to the study of biography.”

Main BIC Subject

DSB: Literary studies: general

Main BISAC Subject

LIT004130: LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
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ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015028748 | Marc record