Self-Narratives and Writer’s Myth: José Luis Peixoto Cover Image

« L’écriture de soi au service de la construction du mythe de l’écrivain : le cas de José Luis Peixoto »
Self-Narratives and Writer’s Myth: José Luis Peixoto

Author(s): Vânia Rego
Subject(s): French Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: autobiography; auto-fiction; writing of the self; José Luís Peixoto

Summary/Abstract: Through a series of continuous innovations, the literary work of José Luís Peixoto always emphasizes the value of the self. The intersection between self-fiction and the language of the self, most often in stories dealing with identity, creates a kind of writing that quivers between creative imaginative fiction and autobiographical writing of the self, in an idiosyncratic double-drive characteristic of this author. The power of Peixoto’s work spawns from the communion of his unique ideological vision of contemporary Portuguese society and his use of a language that is extremely lyrical, and full of symbolism.

  • Issue Year: 40/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-56
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: French