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Picking the Lock: Historical Documentary Methods in Alessandro Manzoni’s I promessi sposi and Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno

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dc.contributor.advisor McInerney, Maud Burnett
dc.contributor.author Kurtz, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-02T21:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-02T21:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/21769
dc.description.abstract This thesis is concerned with the use of historical documentary narration in the Italian novel "I promessi sposi" by Alessandro Manzoni and the American novella "Benito Cereno" by Herman Melville. Using a critical lens derived from narratology, this thesis examines how outside sources and documents, in the form of testimony, depositions, edicts, or chronicles are used as narrative strategies to distinguish or complicate the boundaries between fact and fiction. It investigates how historical narratives are formed by authorizing certain sources, and how those historical narratives can affirm false truths in the interest of power.
dc.description.sponsorship Bi-College (Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges). Comparative Literature Program
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Comparative literature -- Italian and English
dc.subject.lcsh Comparative literature -- English and Italian
dc.subject.lcsh Truth in literature
dc.title Picking the Lock: Historical Documentary Methods in Alessandro Manzoni’s I promessi sposi and Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno
dc.type Thesis
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