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The Resource Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston

Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston

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Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval
Title
Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism
Title remainder
the haunting interval
Statement of responsibility
Luke Thurston
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost should be seen as no mere relic of gothic style but as a portal of discovery, an opening onto the central modernist problem of how to write 'life itself'. Ghost stories should be seen as a distinctly neo-gothic genre, and as such are split between an ironic, often parodic reference to Gothic style and an evocation of 'life itself,' an implicit repudiation of all literary style. Reading the ghost story as both a guest and a host story, this book traces the ghost as a disruptive figure in the 'hospitable' space of narrative from Maturin, Poe and Dickens to the fin de siècle, and then on into the twentieth century. --
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Thurston, Luke
Dewey number
823/.087330908
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.M6
LC item number
T48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Ghosts in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
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Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Beyond my notation -- Pt. 1. Literary hospitality -- The spark of life -- Zigzag: the Signalman -- Pt. 2. Guests ? Ghosts -- Broken lineage: M. R. James -- Ineffaceable life: Henry James -- Pt. 3. Hosts of the living -- A loop in a mesh: May Sinclair -- Distant music: Woolf, Joyce -- Double-crossing: Elizabeth Bowen -- Conclusion: the ghostly path
Control code
768171661
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780415509664
Lccn
2011052172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768171661
Label
Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Beyond my notation -- Pt. 1. Literary hospitality -- The spark of life -- Zigzag: the Signalman -- Pt. 2. Guests ? Ghosts -- Broken lineage: M. R. James -- Ineffaceable life: Henry James -- Pt. 3. Hosts of the living -- A loop in a mesh: May Sinclair -- Distant music: Woolf, Joyce -- Double-crossing: Elizabeth Bowen -- Conclusion: the ghostly path
Control code
768171661
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780415509664
Lccn
2011052172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768171661

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