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Tropes, parables, performatives : essays on twentieth-century literature

Author: J Hillis Miller
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1991.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, J. Hillis (Joseph Hillis), 1928-
Tropes, parables, performatives.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)645772784
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Thomas Hardy; David Herbert Lawrence; Wallace Stevens; Joseph Conrad; William Carlos Williams; Wallace Stevens; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Hillis Miller
ISBN: 0822311119 9780822311119
OCLC Number: 22240004
Description: xii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. D.H. Lawrence : The fox and the perspective glass --
2. Franz Kafka and the metaphysics of alienation --
3. Wallace Stevens' poetry of being --
4. Williams' poetry of resignation --
5. Thomas Hardy : a sketch for a portrait --
6. Williams' Spring and all and the progress of poetry --
7. History as repetition in Thomas Hardy's poetry : the example of "Wessex heights" --
8. Parable and performative in the Gospels and in modern literature --
9. Mr Carmichael and Lily Briscoe : The rhythm of creativity in To the lighthouse --
10. Thomas Hardy, Jacques Derrida, and the "Dislocation of souls" --
11. Heart of darkness revisited --
12. Topography and tropography in Thomas Hardy's "In front of the landscape" --
13. Impossible metaphor : (Steverns' "The red fern" as example) --
14. When is a primitive like an orb? --
15. Prosopopoeia in Hardy and Stevens.
Responsibility: J. Hillis Miller.

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