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Verne's journey to the centre of the self : space and time in the Voyages extraordinaires

Author: William Butcher
Publisher: London : Macmillan, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Jules Verne's work written by the co-author of "Mississippi Madness: From the Rockies to the Gulf of Canoe".

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butcher, William, 1951-
Verne's journey to the centre of the self.
London : Macmillan, ©1990
(OCoLC)681651743
Named Person: Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne; Jules Verne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Butcher
ISBN: 0333492935 9780333492932 0312053452 9780312053451
OCLC Number: 20419232
Description: xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 The warrior of the unknown. Part 2 In search of lost structure: lost between two shores; the Strogoff syndrome; le verbe et la terre; go anywhere, do anything; splitting the difference; the pleasure and the pain. Part 3 The shape's the thing: plots and intrigues; in and out; diversions or "divertissements"; putting it all back together again. Part 4 The past is a place: past masters; man and less-than-man; the new country; going back. Part 5 The shape of things gone by: living in the past; a strange dream; how to travel in time. Part 6 Starting and stopping: straight and round; return to sender; getting things going; posthumous cycles; time will have a stop? Part 7 One and all: the body metaphoric; violence and sex; friends and relatives; the terminal system; knowledge and the lone individual. Part 8 Past reflexions: past present; self-conscious narration; it was tomorrow; will there be a reply?; breaking out. Part 9 Now or never: things going by; supporting role; narration impossible; towards a new novel. Part 10 "So unliterary a writer as Verne"?: the closing down of history; Michel meets Jules; why him? Appendices: the time of the novel; Michel Verne.
Responsibility: William Butcher ; foreword by Ray Bradbury.

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