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Unbodied hope : narcissism and the modern novel

Author: Lawrence Thornton
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores two froms of narcissism -- Apollonian and Dionysian -- in an attempt to illuminate the theology of the self and attendant questions of identity which have concerned a wide range of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thornton, Lawrence, 1937-
Unbodied hope.
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1984
(OCoLC)560544118
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Thornton
ISBN: 0838750656 9780838750650
OCLC Number: 10483336
Description: 223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The theology of self: Narcissistic consciousness --
pt. 2. The Apollonian quest: The fairest of them all: modes of vision in Madame Bovary --
The awakening: a political romance --
"So fine as he can never be": Lord Jim and the problem of imagination --
"A queer and fantastic world": romance and society in The good soldier --
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "universe of ineffable gaudiness" --
Narcissism and selflessness in The Alexandria Quartet --
pt. 3. The Dionysian quest: Romantic decadence: The immoralist --
The closed circle: Death in Venice and the passions of the mind --
"What country, friends, is this?: the inner terrain of The blood oranges.
Responsibility: Lawrence Thornton.

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