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“Autobiographical in Feeling But Not in Fact”: the Finale of Alice Munro’s Dear Life

Published Online: 12 Jan 2016
Page range: 141 - 153
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Alice Munro has always been known for reworking personal material in her stories. On numerous occasions she openly admitted to adopting some of her real experiences into her fiction, yet at the same time she declared that her writing remains fictional, not autobiographical. However, the writer’s attitude seems to have changed with the publication of Dear Life (2012), supposedly the last book in her career. In the note preceding the last four stories in the collection, she suggests that they might constitute her autobiography.

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