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Theorie der Biographie

Grundlagentexte und Kommentar

[Theory of Biography]

Ed. by Fetz, Bernhard / Hemecker, Wilhelm

Series:De Gruyter Studium

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    February 2011
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    • anthology of the most important texts on the theory of biography
    • commentaries focusing on the importance and theoretical context of theindividual contributions
    • well-founded overview of the most relevant discourses and discussions from the 18th to the 20th century
    • international focus

    Aims and Scope

    This textbook is an anthology of the most important basic texts on the theory of biography. The authoritative programmatic texts are presented chronologically from the 18th to the 20th century, including contributions by Herder, Carlyle, Dilthey, Freud, Kracauer, Woolf, Foucault and Bourdieu.Each text is accompanied by a commentary whichfocuses on its importance and places the respective text more exactly in the history and theory of biography. This reader is thus an ideal textbook for seminars in bachelor's and master's programs. Scholars of literature and historians can also gain a well-founded overview of the subject.


    vii, 371 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Students and Lecturers of Literary Studies and History, Institutes, Libraries

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