Constructions of Identity in the Life Stories of Emma Albani and Glenn Gould

  title={Constructions of Identity in the Life Stories of Emma Albani and Glenn Gould},
  author={Robin Elliott},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={105 - 126}
  • Robin Elliott
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
<p> Biographical accounts of musicians have enjoyed widespread popularity since the late-Victorian era. Literary theory has recently held biography to be a literary construct, rather than a factual enterprise. Biographies and music are both governed by narrative structures and help to create a sense of individual and collective/national identity. Biographical accounts of two Canadian musicians—Emma Albani and Glenn Gould—are examined. Both musicians are Canadian national icons, but there are… 
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