“Eto ia – Carrère”: Analysing the Influence of Limonov’s Autobiographical Mode in Carrère’s Literary Work

Marco Puleri


In this paper, the author presents a brief overview of Eduard Limonov’s (1943) and Emmanuel Carrère’s (1957) artistic productions, especially dealing with their approaches to the relationship between fiction and reality. Reading Limonov’s autobiographical works, Carrère re-creates his pseudo-biographical depictions, “portraying” and interpreting Edichka’s “forma povedeniia”, or manner of life. The introduction of an intrusive narrator works as a strategy to “wear the narcissistic mask”. Analysing Limonov’s autobiographical mode, it is possible to observe how Carrère elaborates a complementary narrative level to “narrate his own self”, following Edichka’s experience.


Limonov; Carrerè; Autobiographical works; Fiction; Reality; Autobiographical mode

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25430/2281-6992/v3-427-437


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

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari
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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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