Abstract

Certain aspects of historical reality can best be captured by literary autobiographies. Historical reality is inherently perspectival. Autobiography effectively describes the universe as it appeared from different acknowledged perspectives, enabling historians to rethink and refeel past experiences. Literary techniques such as irony and metaphor make autobiography a particularly evocative historical source material.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 446-461
Launched on MUSE
2006-10-11
Open Access
No
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