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French Autobiography: Devices and DesiresRousseau to Perec$
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Michael Sheringham

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198158431

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.001.0001

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Autobiography and Ideology

Autobiography and Ideology

(p.165) 6 Autobiography and Ideology
French Autobiography: Devices and Desires

Michael Sheringham

Oxford University Press

Autobiographies come with certain ideology, that is, ideas and beliefs that have an impact on human affairs. Such ideologies include concepts that range from religion, psychology, and philosophy. This chapter focuses on the presence of ideology in writing an autobiography and provides the challenge of ideology to Renan, Barthes, and Gide.

Keywords:   engagement, autobiography, Renan, Barthes, Gide, ideology, legitimation

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