Autobiografical elements and narrator-protagonist in the novel of Gaito Gazdanov “An evening with Claire”

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This article explores the features of the autobiographical novel and gives a brief overview of the history of the appearance of the autobiography and the debate about it as an independent literary genre. The emphasis here is on revealing the elements of autobiography in the first novel by the writer of the first wave of emigration Gaito Gazdanov “An evening with Claire” in the framework of the criteria typical for the poetics of memoirs and autobiographical prose. For this work, the autobiographical pact, principles of which were defined by the theorist of autobiography Philippe Lejeune has special significance.


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Makarem Ahmed El Ghamry

University of Ain Shams

Author for correspondence.
Email: mghamry@hotmail.com
Khalifa Al Ma’amun St., Al Abbasiya district, Cairo, 11566, Egypt

Professor, Al Alsun Faculty, Ain Shams University

Mai Amin Gab Allah

University of Ain Shams

Email: maiamin73@yahoo.com
Khalifa Al Ma’amun St., Al Abbasiya district, Cairo, 11566, Egypt

Master of Philology, Al Alsun Faculty, Ain Shams University

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