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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 'Flaws in the Glass' : Patrick White's Selves
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'Flaws in the Glass, by Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White, ostensibly an autobiography, is offered to the reading public as a self-portrait. In my paper I do not intend to go deep into the matter of technical distinctions between different forms of autobiography, but a few remarks need to be made on the subtitle of this autobiographical narrative accompanying its metaphorical title as a tell-tale definition of the author holding up the mirror to himself and to the teacher.' (p. 75)

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    y separately published work icon The Protean Forms of Life Writing : Auto/Biography in English, 1680-2000 International Colloquium on Scrivere la vita/Life Writing, Auto/Biography in English (2006 : Verona, Italy) Angelo Righetti (editor), Naples : Liguori Editore , 2008 Z1561106 2008 anthology criticism 'Stimulated by Paul John Eakin's most recent reflections on autobiographical studies and by Richard Holmes's state of the art on biographical studies, the contributors to this collection of essays present some significant case studies of auto/biography and related subgenres: spiritual autobiography, "heterobiography", Kunstlerautobiographie, biography and memoir, fictional biography and blog/diary - all of them seen in their time and place specificity, and written by authors belonging to the English and American canon (Wordsworth, De Quincey, Ruskin, Yeats, Orwell, Lodge, Barnes, Toibin... Henry James and Nabokov) as well as to an Anglophone colonial and postcolonial canon still in progress (Hal Porter, Patrick White, Keri Hulme, V. S. Naipaul).' (Publisher's blurb) Naples : Liguori Editore , 2008 pg. 75-90
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