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Between self-expression and convention: Tibetan reflections on autobiographical writing

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This paper addresses the issue of literary criticism within Tibetan autobiographical writing. It begins with a survey of traditional Tibetan forms of life writing and then zooms in on autobiographies and their specific features. Through an analysis of autobiographical prefaces, it filters out certain recurring themes and topics, such as the modes of apology and self-confidence, the debate whether one should write about one’s previous lives or not, and the claim to truthfulness of the autobiog...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/14484528.2019.1620581

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Life Writing More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
163-186
Publication date:
2019-05-29
Acceptance date:
2019-05-19
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EISSN:
1751-2964
ISSN:
1448-4528
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1616094
Local pid:
pubs:1616094
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2024-02-11

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