The Resource In the company of strangers: : family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust, Barry McCrea, (ebook)

In the company of strangers: : family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust, Barry McCrea, (ebook)

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In the company of strangers: : family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust
Title
In the company of strangers:
Title remainder
family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust
Statement of responsibility
Barry McCrea
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eng
Summary
In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds--a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel
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Midwest
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1974-
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McCrea, Barry
Dewey number
823/.809355
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Modernist latitudes
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  • English fiction
  • Fiction
  • Families in literature
  • Queer theory
  • Modernism (Literature)
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adult
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In the company of strangers: : family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust, Barry McCrea, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231527330
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861338
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remote
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11861338
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MWT11861338
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
In the company of strangers: : family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust, Barry McCrea, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527330
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861338
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861338
System control number
MWT11861338
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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