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Men Of Letters, Writing Lives: Masculinity And Literary Auto/Biography In The Late Victorian Period Trev Broughton

Men Of Letters, Writing Lives: Masculinity And Literary Auto/Biography In The Late Victorian Period

Trev Broughton

Published January 6th 1999
ISBN : 9780415082112
Hardcover
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This study takes an in-depth look at the developments within Victorian auto/biography, and asks what we can learn about the conditions and limits of male literary authority. It focuses on two case studies from the period 1880-1903: theMoreThis study takes an in-depth look at the developments within Victorian auto/biography, and asks what we can learn about the conditions and limits of male literary authority. It focuses on two case studies from the period 1880-1903: the auto/biographical theories and achievements of Sir Leslie Stephen, one of the centurys most revered exponents of the written life- and the debate surrounding James Anthony Groudes account of the marriage of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. The author looks at: the proliferation of professions with a vested interest in the written life- the speeding up of the life-and-letters industry during this period- the institutionalization of life-writing- and the consequent spread of a network of mainly male practitioners and commentators, and argues that these elements all contributed to a new auto/biographical subjectivity.