By Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul
Adepts in Self-Portraiture examines the lives and paintings of 3 males who signify, in Zweig’s view, 3 degrees of improvement in autobiographical writing. the 1st and most simple point is evinced by way of Giacomo Casanova, the Venetian womanizer who documents his sexual and social conquests, adventures and escapes, with out trying to examine or maybe think of them. the second one point of self-portraiture is exemplified via Stendhal, the French pioneer of mental fiction, who stored voluminous notebooks on his personal adventure of existence and on whom no nuance of feeling turns out to were misplaced. Russian grasp Leo Tolstoy represents the 3rd and optimum point of autobiographical writing within which the mental is imbued with the religious and ethical.
In Adepts, Stefan Zweig examines the impulses that provide upward push to existence writing and anticipates the present acclaim for the memoir form.
(Cover: Self-Portrait by means of Susan Erony, oil, acrylic, burnt paper on canvas, 2000, 24" x 18", assortment Cape Ann Museum)
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