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Daphne du Maurier : writing, identity and the gothic imagination

Author: Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An evaluation of du Maurier's fiction and a critical study of du Maurier as a Gothic writer. Horner and Zlosnik argue that the fears at the heart of du Maurier's Gothic fictions reflect both personal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier, Dame; Daphne Du Maurier, Dame; Daphne Du Maurier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik
ISBN: 0312211465 9780312211462 033364333X 9780333643334 0333643348 9780333643341
OCLC Number: 37696302
Description: xi, 235 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. 'Disembodied spirit': writing, identity and the gothic imagination --
Writing, gender and anxiety --
Sexuality, historical moment and identity --
Du Maurier and the gothic: disembodied spirits --
ch. 2. Family Gothic --
Cornish beginnings: the Loving Spirit --
'Split subject': I'll Never Be Young Again --
'Other' and the 'foreign': the Progress of Julius --
ch. 3. Cornish Gothic --
Transgression and desire: Jamaica Inn --
'Boy in the box': the King's General --
ch. 4. Secrets of Manderley: Rebecca --
ch. 5. Foreign affairs --
'Nightmère': My Cousin Rachel --
Stranger in the mirror: the Scapegoat --
ch. 6. Murdering (m)others --
Homecomings: the Flight of the Falcon --
Deaths in Venice: 'don't look now'.
Responsibility: Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik.
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'In this skilful exploration of du Maurier's identity and writing, Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik weave together analysis of the Gothic mode with historical, geographical and cultural contextualising. Read more...

 
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