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Author Grant, Patrick, author

Title "My own portrait in writing" : self-fashioning in the letters of Vincent van Gogh / Patrick Grant

Published Edmonton, Alberta : AU Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
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Series Cultural dialectics ;, 1915-836X
Cultural dialectics.
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
Summary 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 correspondence fully into the domain of modern literary studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 24, 2015)
Subject Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Correspondence.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Letters in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Records and correspondence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1771990457
1771990589 (mobi)
1771990597 (electronic bk.)
1771990600 (epub)
9781771990585 (mobi)
9781771990592 (electronic bk.)
9781771990608 (epub)