By Lia Nicole Brozgal
The paintings of Tunisian Jewish highbrow Albert Memmi, like that of many francophone Maghrebian writers, is frequently learn as thinly veiled autobiography. wondering the present physique of feedback, which maintains this interpretation of so much fiction produced via francophone North African writers, Lia Nicole Brozgal exhibits how such interpretations of Memmi’s texts vague their now not inconsiderable theoretical possibilities.
Calling awareness to the ambiguous prestige of autobiographical discursive and textual components in Memmi’s paintings, Brozgal shifts the focal point from the writer to theoretical questions. Against Autobiography locations Memmi’s writing and notion in discussion with a number of significant serious shifts within the overdue twentieth-century literary and cultural panorama. those shifts contain the difficulty of the authorial topic; the interrogation of the shape of the radical; the resistance to the hegemony of imaginative and prescient; and the critique of colonialism. displaying how Memmi’s novels and essays produce theories that resonate either inside of and past their unique contexts, Brozgal argues for permitting works of francophone Maghrebi literature to be learn as advanced literary items, that's, no longer easily as ethnographic curios yet as producing parts of literary thought all alone terms.
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Against Autobiography: Albert Memmi and the Production of Theory by Lia Nicole Brozgal