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Crossing Borders

The Interrelation of Fact and Fiction in Historical Works, Travel Tales, Autobiography and Reportage

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Maureen A. Ramsden

In the twentieth century, the boundaries between different literary genres started to be questioned, raising a discussion about the various narrative modes of factual and fictional discourses.
Moving on from the limited traditional studies of genre definitions, this book argues that the borders between these two types of discourse depend on complex issues of epistemology, literary traditions and social and political constraints. This study attempts a systematic and specific analysis of how literary works, and in particular documentary ones, where the borders are more difficult to define, can be classified as factual or fictional. The book deals with several areas of discourse, including history, travel tales, autobiography and reportage, and opens up perspectives on the very different ways in which documentary works make use of the inescapable presence of both factual and fictional elements.

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A la recherche du temps perdu 5, 108, 109, 165 Abel, L. 165 Adams, P. G. 165 “affective significance” 87 Altheide, D. L. 165 Angot, C. Ankersmit, F. R. 165 annals 54 “anti-destin” 144 Armchair Travel Tales 158, 161 Armies of the Night 158, 172 Atkinson, G. 166 Auerbach, E. 166 authenticity 105, 141 autobiography 5, 12, 20, 41, 51, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 87, 88, 91, 92, 95, 104, 106, 107, 113, 114, 115, 167, 170 “autobiography as de-facement” 87 autofiction 152, 153, 157, 158, 160, 162 Axthelm, P. M. 166 Baldwin, C. 166 Balzac, Honoré de 165, 166 Barguillet, F. 165 Barthes, R. 166 Bass, A. 166 Bates Eye, S. 166 Batten, C. 166 Baun, S. 166 Bayer-Barrenbaum, L. 166 Bayle, P. 166 Beasley, J. C. 166 Beckett, S. 166 Bellamy, J. D. 166 Benda, J. 166 Benveniste, E. 166 Berkeley 31, 79, 81, 166, 167, 168, 169, 175 Bersani, L. 166 Blanc 55, 57, 58 Boak, D. 167 Bottrall, M. 167 Boucharenc, M. 126, 167 Brée, G. 66, 113 broadsheets x, 11 Brooke-Rose, C. 167 Brooks, P. 86 Bruss, E. 9, 80, 84, 167 Camus, A. 167 Canary, R. H. 167 canonical literature 127 Carlyle, T. 79 Carr, E. Hallett 167 Carre, J. J. 167 Chabrol, J-P 165 Chamblain, Marivaux de, P. C. 124, 172 Chambure, A. de 167 Chatman, S. 167 Les Chouans xi, 5, 51, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 165 chronicles 54, 79 Clark, P. 167 Cohn, D. 167 Coirault, Y. 167...

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