Diary Fiction: Writing As Action
ISBN 10: 0801417139 / 0-8014-1713-9
ISBN 13: 9780801417139
Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
Publication Date: 1984
H. Porter Abbott explores the role of the personal diary and its use as a literary strategy in a number of representative works in fiction. He asserts that the device of the diary can give a work a unique literary reflexivity: the diary not only tells the tale but directly influences its development. This book serves as a guide to the field of diary fiction and at the same time sheds new light on issues central to the study of narrative and autobiography.
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