Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)

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Poetics of Rewriting in Thomas de Quincey’s Novel «Confessions of the English Opium-Eater»

This article proposes a new approach to the poetics of Thomas de Quincey’s «Confessions of the English Opium-Eater» through trace notion coined by Jacque Derrida. Confessional self-understanding in the novel is asserted in rewriting (rereading) of traces in the personal palimpsest of fate.