Julien Green, Julien Green's Autobiographical Writings

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A feature of autobiographical writing in France from the 1930s onwards is its high level of output. A large output of critical works on the genre is also striking. Among the more prominent contributors to the field of criticism are Philippe Lejeune, Jacques Lecarme, Elaine Lecarme-Tabone, Béatrice Didier, Serge Doubrovsky, Bruno Vercier, Pierre-Jean Dufief and Michael Sheringham. These critics study autobiographical writing as a literary genre. This is also the approach of Michel Contat, but from a different angle. Contat is associated with genetic criticism, which studies the evolution of the preparation of the text and the various metamorphoses which it has undergone. The emphasis is on the acquisition of knowledge of the text via its manuscripts. Georges Gusdorf, on the other hand,…

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Citation: O'Dwyer, Michael. "Julien Green's Autobiographical Writings". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 October 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40667, accessed 06 December 2023.]

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