The Author as Character: Representing Historical Writers in Western Literature


This book studies fictional works about real, historical authors. The twenty essays in this collection examine authors and author-characters from Brazil to Germany and from the United States to Greece. Gender issues, sexual preferences, and political affiliations are considered, as well as the anxiety of influence and the limits of representation.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Paul Franssen
  • Ton Hoenselaars
  • Aleid Fokkema
  • Christopher Kleinhenz
  • Jelle Koopmans
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Madison, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1999


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