Sunday, February 13, 2011

Autobiographical novel
 A novel based on the author's life experience. More common that a thoroughly autobiographical novel is the incluision of autobiographical elements among other elements. Many novelists include in their books people and events from their own lives, often slightly or even dramatically altered. Nothing beats writing from experience, because remembrance is easier than creation from scratch and all the details fit together. Examples of autobiographical novels are:
  • James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel

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