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The Resource Epistolary encounters in neo-victorian fiction : diaries and letters, Kym Brindle

Epistolary encounters in neo-victorian fiction : diaries and letters, Kym Brindle

Label
Epistolary encounters in neo-victorian fiction : diaries and letters
Title
Epistolary encounters in neo-victorian fiction
Title remainder
diaries and letters
Statement of responsibility
Kym Brindle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Epistolary strategies play a central role in the contemporary imagination that rewrites Victorian culture. Neo-Victorian writers invoke conflicting viewpoints in diaries, letters, and other addressed accounts to creatively retrace the past in fragmentary, incomplete, and contradictory ways. Epistolary practices intensify neo-Victorian concerns with processes of fragmentation, as interrupted and riddling messages disrupt rather than illuminate communication between past and present. This book provides detailed analyses of writerly strategies that readdress and redeliver the Victorians to us with the promise of epistolary secrets. Yet in contrast to the nineteenth-century fiction that embeds documents to expose and explain secrets, embedded documents in neo-Victorian fiction contrive to deconstruct how investigatory reading and interpretation take place. Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Diaries and Letters explores the complex writerly and readerly desires implicated in epistolary discoveries of 'hidden' Victorians and offers new insight into the creative synthesising of critical perspectives within the neo-Victorian novel. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brindle, Kym
Dewey number
823/.9109353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.L47
LC item number
B75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Letter writing in literature
  • Letters in literature
  • Diaries in literature
  • Diaries
  • English fiction
  • Letter writing
  • Letters
  • Literature
  • Rezeption
  • Brief
  • Tagebuch
  • Roman
  • Englisch
Label
Epistolary encounters in neo-victorian fiction : diaries and letters, Kym Brindle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Diary and letter strategies past and present -- Riddles and relics: critical correspondence in A.S. Byatt's Possession: a romance and the biographer's tale -- Spectral diarists: Sarah Waters's Affinity and Melissa Pritchard's Selene of the spirits -- A deviant device: diary dissembling in Margaret Atwood's Alias grace -- Lewis Carroll and the curious theatre of modernity: epistolary pursuit in Katie Roiphe's Still she haunts me -- Dissident diarists: Mick Jackson's The underground man and Michael Faber's The crimson petal and the white -- Postscript: treasures and pleasures
Control code
834978523
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781137007155
Lccn
2013021749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)834978523
Label
Epistolary encounters in neo-victorian fiction : diaries and letters, Kym Brindle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Diary and letter strategies past and present -- Riddles and relics: critical correspondence in A.S. Byatt's Possession: a romance and the biographer's tale -- Spectral diarists: Sarah Waters's Affinity and Melissa Pritchard's Selene of the spirits -- A deviant device: diary dissembling in Margaret Atwood's Alias grace -- Lewis Carroll and the curious theatre of modernity: epistolary pursuit in Katie Roiphe's Still she haunts me -- Dissident diarists: Mick Jackson's The underground man and Michael Faber's The crimson petal and the white -- Postscript: treasures and pleasures
Control code
834978523
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781137007155
Lccn
2013021749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)834978523

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