New PDF release: Autobiography in the Works of Bret Easton Ellis

By Christian Hensgens

ISBN-10: 3638709469

ISBN-13: 9783638709460

exam Thesis from the 12 months 2006 within the topic American reviews - Literature, grade: 1,3, college of Cologne, seventy seven entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Autobiographische Werke erfreuen sich zunehmender Beliebtheit. Nicht zuletzt unterstreichen ständig steigende Verkaufszahlen den Vormarsch von Autobiographien auf dem Buchsektor und legitimieren diese Textsorten immer deutlicher als eigenständige Gattung. Begriff und Umfang der "Autobiographie" sind dabei umstritten und seit jeher einem geschichtlichen Wandel unterworfen. was once macht eine Autobiographie aus? was once unterscheidet eine Autobiographie vom Roman, used to be von einer Biographie oder gar von Memoiren? Auf diese und andere Fragen der Begriffsbestimmung einer Autobiographie geht die vorliegende Arbeit ein. Sie gibt nicht nur einen Überblick über den geschichtlichen Wandel des Begriffes, sondern entwickelt außerdem einen Katalog konstituierender Merkmale einer Autobiographie. Anhand dieser Kriterien werden die Werke des US-Erfolgsautors Bret Easton Ellis untersucht und herausgearbeitet, ob und inwiefern sie als autobiographisch bezeichnet werden können. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung steht dabei Ellis’ Werk „Lunar Park“, mit dem der Autor den Leser auf eine Reise zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit schickt. Es ist eine Reise zwischen Autobiographie und Roman, die den Leser in vielfältiger Weise maßregelt und seine Leseerwartung dadurch nachhaltig beeinflussen wird.

This paintings examines autobiographical theories of their improvement during the last many years and offers an outline of important theoretical techniques until eventually this day. by contrast historical past, a list of constitutive stipulations of autobiography is being created. within the following, the works of Bret Easton Ellis are tested for those autobiographical features, particularly his newest paintings "Lunar Park" can be within the heart of this paper.

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