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Communities in fiction

Author: J Hillis Miller
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Commonalities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Communities in Fiction reads six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) in the light of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by Raymond Williams, Martin Heidegger, and Jean- Luc Nancy. The book's topic is the question of how communities or noncommunities are represented in fictional works. Such fictional communities help the reader understand real  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Hillis Miller
ISBN: 082326310X 9780823263103 0823263118 9780823263110
OCLC Number: 875239779
Awards: Commended for Choice: Outstanding Academic Title 2016
Description: xiii, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Theories of community : Williams, Heidegger, and others --
Trollope's The last chronicle of Barset as a model of Victorian community --
Individual and community in The return of the native --
Conrad's colonial (non)community : Nostromo --
Waves theory : an anachronistic reading --
Postmodern communities in Pynchon and Cervantes.
Series Title: Commonalities.
Responsibility: J. Hillis Miller.

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Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) in the light of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by  Read more...

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