The Reconstruction of Self : Background and Design in George Johnston’s Meredith Trilogy

Abstract

Using biographical criticism as its methodological starting point, Kinnane’s article discusses Johnston’s way of creating fiction out of personal experience, highlights where he departs from fact, and shows how the autobiographical material is used, selected and shaped to fit in with the larger design of the trilogy.

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Published 1 October 1984 in Volume 11 No. 4. Subjects: Autobiographical writing, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Writer's world.

Cite as: Kinnane, Garry. ‘The Reconstruction of Self : Background and Design in George Johnston’s Meredith Trilogy.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, 1984. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.073dc2edb1.