english lit_2174 - sensitive young dilettante with artistic...

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sensitive young dilettante with artistic ambitions to be an actor, coming through hard experience to discover happiness in engagement with life itself, and marriage to Natalie, the ideal woman. Romantic biography brought a change of emphasis rather than subject to the novel. Whereas earlier fiction was often concerned with the progress of the individual in the world, the Bildungsroman focused minutely on the nature and meaning of human life itself. The shift was subtle but important. As Bakhtin was to note: The essential feature of the biographical novel [in the Romantic period] is the appearance of biographical time. As distinct

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