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Author Grant, Patrick, 1941- author.

Title "My own portrait in writing" : self-fashioning in the letters of Vincent van Gogh / Patrick Grant
Published Edmonton, Alberta : AU Press, Athabasca University, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
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 Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 24, 2015)
SUBJECT Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Criticism and interpretation
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Correspondence -- Criticism and interpretation
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890. fast (OCoLC)fst00032032
Subject Letters in literature.
ART -- History -- General.
Letters in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781771990592
Other Titles Self-fashioning in the letters of Vincent van Gogh