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 via Giacomo Casanova, the Venetian womanizer who files his sexual and social conquests, adventures and escapes, with out trying to examine or perhaps examine 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 lifestyles and on whom no nuance of feeling turns out to were misplaced. Russian grasp Leo Tolstoy represents the 3rd and maximum point of autobiographical writing within which the mental is imbued with the religious and ethical.
In Adepts, Stefan Zweig examines the impulses that supply upward push to lifestyles writing and anticipates the present approval for the memoir form.
(Cover: Self-Portrait through Susan Erony, oil, acrylic, burnt paper on canvas, 2000, 24" x 18", assortment Cape Ann Museum)
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Adepts in Self-Portraiture: Casanova, Stendhal, Tolstoy by Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul