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The Resource Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston, (electronic resource)

Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston, (electronic resource)

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Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval
Title
Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism
Title remainder
the haunting interval
Statement of responsibility
Luke Thurston
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book resituates the ghost story as a matter of literary hospitality and as part of a vital prehistory of modernism, seeing it not as a quaint neo-gothic ornament, but as a powerful literary response to the technological and psychological disturbances that marked the end of the Victorian era. Linking little-studied authors like M. R. James and May Sinclair to such canonical figures as Dickens, Henry James, Woolf, and Joyce, Thurston argues that the literary ghost should be seen as no mere relic of gothic style but as a portal of discovery, an opening onto the central modernist problem of how to write 'life itself'. Ghost stories should be seen as a distinctly neo-gothic genre, and as such are split between an ironic, often parodic reference to Gothic style and an evocation of 'life itself,' an implicit repudiation of all literary style. Reading the ghost story as both a guest and a host story, this book traces the ghost as a disruptive figure in the 'hospitable' space of narrative from Maturin, Poe and Dickens to the fin de siècle, and then on into the twentieth century. --
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Source other than Library of Congress
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MiAaPQ
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Thurston, Luke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature
Series volume
27
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Ghosts in literature
Label
Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prologue: Beyond my notation -- Pt. 1. Literary hospitality -- The spark of life -- Zigzag: the Signalman -- Pt. 2. Guests ? Ghosts -- Broken lineage: M. R. James -- Ineffaceable life: Henry James -- Pt. 3. Hosts of the living -- A loop in a mesh: May Sinclair -- Distant music: Woolf, Joyce -- Double-crossing: Elizabeth Bowen -- Conclusion: the ghostly path
Control code
EBC1039306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
186 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1039306
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1039306
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10611762
  • (CaONFJC)MIL395567
  • (OCoLC)812914953
Label
Literary ghosts from the Victorians to Modernism : the haunting interval, Luke Thurston, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prologue: Beyond my notation -- Pt. 1. Literary hospitality -- The spark of life -- Zigzag: the Signalman -- Pt. 2. Guests ? Ghosts -- Broken lineage: M. R. James -- Ineffaceable life: Henry James -- Pt. 3. Hosts of the living -- A loop in a mesh: May Sinclair -- Distant music: Woolf, Joyce -- Double-crossing: Elizabeth Bowen -- Conclusion: the ghostly path
Control code
EBC1039306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
186 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1039306
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1039306
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10611762
  • (CaONFJC)MIL395567
  • (OCoLC)812914953

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