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Pronouns in literature : positions and perspectives in language

Author: Alison Gibbons; Andrea Macrae
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who together offer cutting-edge insights into the complex roles, functions, and effects of pronouns in literary texts. The book engages with a range of text-types, including poetry, drama, and prose from different periods and regions, in English and in translation. Beginning with analyses of the first-person pronoun, it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1002005026
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Gibbons; Andrea Macrae
ISBN: 9781349953172 1349953172
OCLC Number: 1018307678
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Positions and perspectives on pronouns in literature: the state of the subject / Alison Gibbons and Andrea Macrae --
2. "I am thy father's spirit": the first-person pronoun and the rhetoric of identity in Hamlet / Katie Wales --
3. "We have tomorrow bright before us like a flame": pronouns, enactors, and cross-writing in The Dream Keeper and Other Poems / Marcello Giovanelli --
4. Positioning the reader in post-Apartheid literature of trauma: I and You in Zoë Wicomb's David's Story / Andrea Macrae --
5. Autonarration, I, and odd address in Ben Lerner's autofictional novel 10:04 / Alison Gibbons --
6. Placements and functions of brief second-person passages in fiction / Joshua Parker --
7. On the interpretive effects of double perspective in genitive constructions / Helen de Hoop and Kim Schreurs --
8. They-narratives / Jan Alber --
9. The observing We in literary representations of neglect and social alienation: types of narrator involvement in Janice Galloway's 'Scenes from the Life No. 26: The Community and the Senior Citizen' and Jon McGregor's Even the Dogs / Catherine Emmott --
10. Let us tell you our story: we-narration and its pronominal peculiarities / Monika Fludernik --
11. Multi-teller and multi-voiced stories: the poetics and politics of pronouns / Marina Grishakova --
12. Pronouns in literary fiction as inventive discourse / Henrik Skov Nielsen --
13. Postscript: unusual voices and multiple identities / Brian Richardson.
Responsibility: Alison Gibbons, Andrea Macrae, editors.

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