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The romance of failure : first-person fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James

Author: Jonathan Auerbach
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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This book focuses on the intense intimacy between author and first-person narrator in the fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James in order to defend the beleaguered "I" in these works against the depersonalizing tendencies of postructuralism. In reaffirming the importance of the human subject for the study of narrative, Auerbach shows how the first person form, in particular, underscores fundamental problems of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Auerbach, Jonathan, 1954-
Romance of failure.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 88012634
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry James; Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry James; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry James; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Auerbach
ISBN: 1602566003 9781602566002 9780195345254 0195345258 9780195057218 019505721X 128052376X 9781280523762
OCLC Number: 191952725
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: Introduction: "Proper Identity" and the First Person; 1. Disfiguring the Perfect Plot: Doubling and Self-Betrayal in Poe; 2. Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance and the Death of Enchantment; 3. The Jamesian Critical Romance; Afterword; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: Jonathan Auerbach.
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