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Author Magedera, Ian H.

Title Outsider Biographies : Savage, de Sade, Wainewright, Ned Kelly, Billy the Kid, Rimbaud and Genet : Base Crime and High Art in Biography and Bio-Fiction, 1744-2000

Published Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (352 pages)
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Series Textxet, [ISSN 0927-5754] ; 75
Text (Rodopi (Firm)) ; 75. 0927-5754
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements and Dedication; IntroductionOutsider Biography: Definitions and Corpus; PART ONE: RICHARD SAVAGE 1698-1743; Chapter OnePartial Biographies by Samuel Johnson and Richard Holmes; PART TWO: LEMARQUIS DE SADE 1740-1814; Chapter TwoDe Sade According to Sainte-Beuve, Apollinaire, Lely and Lever; Chapter ThreeBarthes' and Pauvert's Questioning of De Sade Biography; PART THREE: OUTLAWS IN FICTIONAL BIOGRAPHY; Chapter FourAn Outlaw in Fictional Biography: AndrewMotion'sThomas GriffithsWainewright 1794-1847
Chapter FiveAn Outlaw in Fictional Biography: Peter Carey'sNed Kelly 1855-1880Chapter SixAn Outlaw in Fictional Biography: Michael Ondaatje'sBilly the Kid 1859-1881; PART FOUR: ARTHUR RIMBAUD 1854-1891; Chapter Seven'Family Biographies' of Rimbaud, Followedby Scepticismand Anti-biography; Chapter EightArthur Rimbaud: Steinmetz's Biographyand Michon's Biographical Fiction; PART FIVE: JEAN GENET 1910-1986; Chapter NineJean Genet: Biography and Saint Genet; Chapter TenJean Genet: Biography after Saint Genet; ConclusionsThe Outsider's Solitude; Bibliography; Index
Summary Concerning itself with biography and bio-fiction written in English and in French and also taking in American and Australian subjects, Outsider Biographies focuses on writers who have a criminal record and on notorious criminals who authors of bio-fiction consider as writers. It pursues an understanding of the formal effects of life-writers' struggles between championing their subjects and a deep ambivalence towards their subjects' crimes. The book analyses the challenge that these literary outsiders present to the mainstream French- and English-language traditions where many biographers assig
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Biography as a literary form.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1322339449
9401211434 (electronic bk.)
9789401211437 (electronic bk.)