Fictional Appropriation of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Krsteva, Marija (2018) Fictional Appropriation of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. In: Conference "Traditions and Transitions", 28-30 Sept 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria. (Submitted)

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Ernest Hemingway's and F. Scott Fitzgerald's figures have been used as fictional characters in a number of books. Their life stories serve as motivations for plot lines, character presentation and image creation of a specific postmodern type of the biographee. This paper analyses some of the most notable examples of fictional appropriations of Hemingway and Fitzgerald's lives. The novels prested here exhibit extensive here play combining fact and fiction thus creating a unique genre which uses postmodern narrative techniques underling the relation between past and present in order to create specific images of the biogfraphees, the times when they lived and their families and friends. In this respect, these works often involve overlapping biographical data that include both the biographies and fictional people and events. In this way, the novels offer different interpretations of real events and the biographees' lives in general. This paper makes an attempt to critically assess these fictional representations of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, their wives and their friendship from the point of the new genre of biofiction focusing both on the thematic concerns of these works and the postmodern techniques used by the biofiction writers these days.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Humanities > History and archaeology
Humanities > Languages and literature
Humanities > Philosophy, ethics and religion
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Marija Krsteva
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 12:35
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 12:35

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