Diktens dynamiska sanning. Exemplet Agnes von Krusenstjerna

Anna Williams


Anna Williams

»Fictional truth: the case of Agnes von Krusenstjerna«

The article deals with the attention in recent biographical research on agency and strategy concerning the individual’s prospects to shape her public image in relation to existing opportunities and constraints. The approach invites new per- spectives on biographical writing that focus on change and progression. The biography of the Swedish writer Agnes von Krusenstjerna serves as an example of how the theories can be applied. The article furthermore touches upon subjectivity in modern autobiographical literature, a subjectivity that reinfor- ces the claims of conveying the truth, but also points toward an external reality of gender-related social structures.

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