L’autofiction – Régine Robin

[Fall 1998]

This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

This article discusses the new developments in autobiography, the featuring of the self in literature and photography, in a hybrid genre that Serge Doubrovsky has called “self-fiction.” The examples used here are Alain Robbe-Grillet and Roland Barthes, who use photographs as part of their theoretical thought. Self-fiction: an autobiography aware of its own impossibility. Translated by Käthe Roth