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Communities in fiction

Author: J Hillis Miller
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Series: Commonalities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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 by Raymond Williams, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Luc Nancy for communities in the real world. The book's topic is the question of how communities or non-communities are represented in fictional works.
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Miller, J. Hillis.
Communities in fiction.
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014957907
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Hillis Miller
ISBN: 9780823263134 0823263134 9780823263141 0823263142 082326310X 9780823263103 0823263118 9780823263110
OCLC Number: 900911959
Awards: Commended for Choice: Outstanding Academic Title 2016
Description: 1 online resource.
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 --
Coda.
Series Title: Commonalities.
Responsibility: J. Hillis Miller.

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