By Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul
Adepts in Self-Portraiture examines the lives and paintings of 3 males who characterize, in Zweig’s view, 3 degrees of improvement in autobiographical writing. the 1st and most elementary point is evinced via Giacomo Casanova, the Venetian womanizer who documents his sexual and social conquests, adventures and escapes, with out trying to study or maybe give some thought to them. the second one point of self-portraiture is exemplified through Stendhal, the French pioneer of mental fiction, who saved voluminous notebooks on his personal event 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 during which the mental is imbued with the religious and ethical.
In Adepts, Stefan Zweig examines the impulses that provide upward push to lifestyles writing and anticipates the present approval 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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