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The Resource A familiar compound ghost : allusion and the uncanny, Sarah Annes Brown

A familiar compound ghost : allusion and the uncanny, Sarah Annes Brown

Label
A familiar compound ghost : allusion and the uncanny
Title
A familiar compound ghost
Title remainder
allusion and the uncanny
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Annes Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • A Familiar Compound Ghost explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious double, the reanimation of a corpse, or the discovery of an ancient ruin hidden in a modern city. In this scholarly and suggestive study, Brown identifies moments where this affinity between allusion and the uncanny is used by writers to generate a particular textual charge, where uncanny elements are used to flag patterns of allusion and to point to the haunting presence of an earlier work. A Familiar Compound Ghost traces the subtle patterns of connection between texts centuries, even millennia apart, from Greek tragedy and Latin epic, through the plays of Shakespeare and the Victorian novel, to contemporary film, fiction and poetry. Each chapter takes a different uncanny motif as its focus: doubles, ruins, reanimation, ghosts and journeys to the underworld. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Sarah Annes
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A53
LC item number
B76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allusions in literature
  • Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis), in literature
  • Doubles in literature
  • Intertextuality
  • Literatur
  • Anspielung
  • Das Unheimliche
  • Intertextualität
Summary expansion
A Familiar Compound Ghost explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious double, the reanimation of a corpse, or the discovery of an ancient ruin hidden in a modern city. In this scholarly and suggestive study, Brown identifies moments where this affinity between allusion and the uncanny is used by writers to generate a particular textual charge, where uncanny elements are used to flag patterns of allusion and to point to the haunting presence of an earlier work.A Familiar Compound Ghost traces the subtle patterns of connection between texts centuries, even millennia apart, from Greek tragedy and Latin epic, through the plays of Shakespeare and the Victorian novel, to contemporary film, fiction and poetry. Each chapter takes a different uncanny motif as its focus: doubles, ruins, reanimation, ghosts and journeys to the underworld
Label
A familiar compound ghost : allusion and the uncanny, Sarah Annes Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uncanny doubles : part one -- Uncanny doubles : part two -- Ruins -- Reanimation : Orpheus and Pygmalion -- The ghost in Hamlet -- A familiar compound ghost : katabasis and The tempest -- Afterword : 'You'd think she would remember all this from the first time.'
Control code
796757121
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780719085154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)796757121
Label
A familiar compound ghost : allusion and the uncanny, Sarah Annes Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uncanny doubles : part one -- Uncanny doubles : part two -- Ruins -- Reanimation : Orpheus and Pygmalion -- The ghost in Hamlet -- A familiar compound ghost : katabasis and The tempest -- Afterword : 'You'd think she would remember all this from the first time.'
Control code
796757121
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780719085154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)796757121

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