Resources as part of the narrative in biography

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dc.contributor.advisor Pieterse, Henning Jonathan, 1960- en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Van Aardt, Peet Petrus en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-12T11:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-12T11:39:01Z
dc.date.created 2017-05-09 en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.description Thesis (PhD)--University of Pretoria, 2017. en
dc.description.abstract The primary research question in my study is "[t]o what extent resources such as letters contribute to the narrative in biography?. With reference to JC Kannemeyer's biography Leroux: 'n Lewe and Charles Bukowski by Barry Miles. The secondary research questions are: ? What roles do fact and fiction play in the construction of a biography? ? When can letters be trusted as the truth. Amd therefore as a 'vehicle', so to speak, to convey an accurate account? ? To what extent does an author have the right to manipulate or use official / authentic documents such as letters to complement his / her work of fiction? ? Seeing as the biographer makes a selection of letters he / she uses in the telling of the life story, does this not mean that the biographer inadvertently becomes a creator of a specific storyline? My research is comprised of three elements: an unpublished manuscript of a novel under the working title Vier en veertig, agtien, an edited collection of letters by Etienne Leroux written to famous writers and artists, and lastly a thesis written in English on the extent to which letters play a role in establishing a narrative in biography writing. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree PhD en
dc.description.department Unit for Creative Writing en
dc.identifier.citation Van Aardt, PP 2017, Resources as part of the narrative in biography, PhD Thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60428> en
dc.identifier.other A2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60428
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en
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dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title Resources as part of the narrative in biography en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en


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