The romance of failure : first-person fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James (Book, 1989) [WorldCat.org]
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The romance of failure : first-person fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James

Author: Jonathan Auerbach
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the intense intimacy between author and first-person narrator in these authors' fictions, in order to defend the beleaguered "I" in these works against the depersonalizing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry James; Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry James; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Auerbach
ISBN: 019505721X 9780195057218
OCLC Number: 17953624
Description: 201 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Proper Identity" and the First Person --
Disfiguring the Perfect Plot: Doubling and Self-Betrayal in Poe --
Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance and the Death of Enchantment --
The Jamesian Critical Romance.
Responsibility: Jonathan Auerbach.
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'Auerbach's discussion of the complexities involved is masterly.'Times Higher Education Supplement 'his analyses of the individual stories, though illustrative of, and responsive to, his methodology, Read more...

 
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