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Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920

Author: Pamela Thurschwell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 32.
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Thurschwell examines the intersection of literary culture, the occult and new technology at the fin-de-sicle. Making unexpected connections between, for instance, speaking on the telephone and speaking to the dead, she examines how psychical research is reflected in the work of Henry James, George du Maurier and Oscar Wilde among others.
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Thurschwell, Pamela, 1966-
Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00065987
(OCoLC)45661490
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Thurschwell
ISBN: 9780511484537 0511484534 0511041462 9780511041464 0511119372 9780511119378 9780511327735 0511327730 9780521022439 0521022436 9780511047657 0511047657 0511152973 9780511152979
OCLC Number: 56352103
Description: 1 online resource (x, 194 pages).
Contents: The Society for Psychical Research's experiments in intimacy --
Wilde, hypnotic aesthetes and the 1890s --
Henry James's lives during wartime --
On the typewriter, In the cage, at the Ouija board --
Freud, Ferenczi and psychoanalysis's telepathic transferences.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 32.
Responsibility: Pamela Thurschwell.
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