Gli studi sui generi auto-biografici e memorialistici in Russia.

Claudia Criveller


The present study aims at providing an overview on the contribution of Russian scholars to the evolution of ‘Life-Writing’ studies. The importance of the formalists’ studies on auto-biography and memoirs (although fragmentary) and the Soviet studies on the ‘dokumentalnaia proza’ are described, as well as the works generated in post-Soviet times both in Russia and abroad. The paper deals with the main problems that remain open, especially the relationship between reality and fiction and the genre question.


‘Life-Writing’; Formalism; Dokumentalnaia proza; Auto-biography; Memoirs

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Journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari
Via Elisabetta Vendramini 13
35137 PADOVA

ISSN: 2281-6992
Registrazione del Tribunale di Padova 23-04-2013, n. 2326 Registro della Stampa,
Variazione: Tribunale di Padova 27-10-2014, n. 3197 Registro della Stampa.

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