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Unmaking love : the contemporary novel and the impossibility of union

Author: Ashley T Shelden
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: Literature Now.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author examines how the romantic conception of love has been critiqued, destroyed, and reoriented in modernist and contemporary novels"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016024430
(OCoLC)950448261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley T Shelden
ISBN: 9780231543156 0231543158
OCLC Number: 966381358
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).
Contents: Introduction: unmaking love --
Lesbian fantasy: psychoanalysis, the legacy of modernist love, and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood --
The ends of love: amorous redemption, the passion for negativity, James Joyce's Ulysses, and Hanif Kureishi's intimacy --
Amorous time: nostalgia, temporality, and the pursuit of optimism in Alan Hollinghurst's The line of beauty --
Cosmopolitan love: encountering difference in Hari Kunzru's Transmission and Kazuo Ishiguro's The unconsoled --
Conclusion: "any generic airport thriller": otherness, Cloud atlas, and contemporary literature.
Series Title: Literature Now.
Other Titles: Contemporary novel and the impossibility of union
Responsibility: Ashley T. Shelden.

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