About the author: Eileen M. Angelini, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Director of the Foreign Language Program at Philadelphia University, holds a PhD in French Studies from Brown University. She has received multiple research grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council on Education, the US Department of Education, the French Government, the Canadian Government, the American Association of Teachers of French, and the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages.
2001 0-7734-7317-3 The central focus of this study is ‘writing the self’ as demonstrated in the works of three prominent contemporary French fiction writers: Nathalie Sarraute’s Enfance, Marguerite Duras’s L’Amant, and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Le Miroir que revient, Angélique ou L’enchantment, and Les Derniers jours de Corinthe. These works present new ways of looking at the world, the self, and the literary text. The concept of autobiography is examined within the framework of such related genres as confessions, memoirs, the intimate journal, and the self-portrait.