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The Resource Self as narrative : subjectivity and community in contemporary fiction, Kim L. Worthington

Self as narrative : subjectivity and community in contemporary fiction, Kim L. Worthington

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Self as narrative : subjectivity and community in contemporary fiction
Title
Self as narrative
Title remainder
subjectivity and community in contemporary fiction
Statement of responsibility
Kim L. Worthington
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author offers a possible point of contact between postmodernists and communitarians, one which has significance for the current multicultural and post-colonialism debates relevant to the analysis of the three writers discussed in the second part of this book: Atwood, Banville, and Coetzee
  • Remembrance and self-reflection are narrative acts in which we create, rather than simply retrieve, our personal pasts and hence our conceptions of who we are. Self as Narrative considers the human capacity to evaluate, modify, and utilize the discursive codes and conventions of a plurality of communal contexts in the creation of meaningful narratives of selfhood. This book represents a genuinely original extension of an important area of theoretical debate and includes relevant applications of the ideas developed to some works of contemporary fiction, arguing for the importance of contemporary fiction as an arena of moral debate. The author emphasizes the intersubjective nature and creative possibilities of communicative praxis, and invites reconsideration of concepts such as authorship, the self, and moral responsibility in the wake of the postmodern 'dissolution of the subject'
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DLC
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Worthington, Kim L
Dewey number
823/.91409353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.S427
LC item number
W67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
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  • Self in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Communalism in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Memory in literature
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Banville, John
  • Coetzee, J. M
Label
Self as narrative : subjectivity and community in contemporary fiction, Kim L. Worthington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-321) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34546827
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780198183648
Lccn
96007772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Self as narrative : subjectivity and community in contemporary fiction, Kim L. Worthington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-321) 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
Control code
34546827
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780198183648
Lccn
96007772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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