Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere și Arte; Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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Life writing: from the Story of the World to the Story of the Self
The aim of the present study is at least twofold, combining practical and theoretical perspectives: the former one is meant to highlight the enduring power of storytelling as the epitome and vital essence of connecting life and literature; and the latter one resorts to a relatively recent concept, i.e. career construction theory delineating the notion of “later career novel”. The analysis will be performed on Julian Barnes` Levels of Life (2013) and The Only Story (2018), whereas Haruki Murakami`s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2007).
Keywords: contemporary fiction, life writing, late-career novel, career-construction theory, storytelling.
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