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Amnesiac selves : nostalgia, forgetting, and British fiction, 1810-1870

Author: Nicholas Dames
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With Joyce, Proust, and Faulkner in mind, we have come to understand the novel as a form with intimate ties to the impulses and processes of memory. This study contends that this common perception is an anachronism that distorts our view of the novel. Based on an investigation of representative novels, Amnesiac Selves shows that the Victorian novel bears no such secure relation to memory, and, in fact, it tries to  Read more...
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Dames, Nicholas, 1970-
Amnesiac selves.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00050157
(OCoLC)45201918
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Dames
ISBN: 9780195349450 0195349458 1602564469 9781602564466 9780195143577 0195143574 1280531436 9781280531439 0195186079 9780195186079 9786610531431 6610531439
OCLC Number: 57506303
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 298 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Austen's nostalgics --
Amnesiac bodies: phrenology, physiognomy, and memory in Charlotte Brontë --
Associated fictions: Dickens, Thackeray, and mid-century fictional autobiography --
The birth of amnesia: Collins, sensation, forgetting --
The unremembered past: Eliot's Romola and amnesiac histories.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Nicholas Dames.
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With Joyce, Proust, and Faulkner in mind, we have come to understand the novel as a form with intimate ties to the impulses and processes of memory. This study contends that this common perception is  Read more...

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