Where Fiction Ends: Four Scandals of Literary Identity Construction

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Königshausen & Neumann, 2006 - 316 pages
 

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An extensively analysed and meticulously researched study of three literary scandals that were created by writings of the two Australians B. Wongar and Helen Demidenko and the Canadian F.P. Grove. The author adds a substantial theoretical chapter considering identity theories from many disciplines. One other prefatory chapter considers the Ern Malley Hoax in order to differentiate the above three authors and the literary scandals surrounding them from hoaxes with satirical intent. (And yes, a Serbo-Croatian dictionary has also been consulted... on p. 151 see footnote 8) Insightful and thought-provoking, the analysis is yet sometimes too detailed and makes better reading for academics than for a general reader. Still, all in all, very helpful reference material for an understanding of the texts these authors have produced and the responses they have met with. 

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The author didn't check all the facts when she discussed the name of Sreten Bozic and its meaning. Sreten is a Serbian name for boys and means found, met. Serbian Christams greeting is "Srecan Bozic", where srecan means happy.

Contents

Introduction
1
Identity Theories
9
The Ern Malley Hoax
41
The Case of the Double D
73
IDENTITY AS TEXT
149
The Living AIM
243
Comparing Fabrications
269
Works Cited
279
Index
307
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