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Voices from Necropolis
A Critical Study of Autobiography and Subalternity in the Works of Nafisi & Satrapi
Bd. 17, 2019, 200 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-91160-5
At the intersection of Derrida's philosophy and Spivak's influence on narrative studies, this study offers a critical effort that goes against the mainstream of contemporary studies about autobiographical texts, here Reading Lolita in Tehran and Persepolis. On another level, this book is an attempt to interrogate critically the relation of subalternity and autobiographical writing, which is only made possible by extending the range of the genre of autobiography so that it can bear witness to what has been condemned to be unnarratable and, consequently, unheard.
Sara Khorshidi holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Justus Liebig University Gießen.