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Reading the text that isn't there : paranoia in the nineteenth-century American novel

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  • Auteur: Davis, Mike Lee
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    2014
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    Through a careful examination of the work of the canonical nineteenth-century novelists, Mike Davis traces conspiracies and conspiratorial fantasy from one narrative site to another.

    Contents:
    • Introduction : the Gothic logic of paranoia
    • Wieland's transformations : the problem of closure in the "opening" American novel
    • "Hidden significance" : the Marble faun as post script to Seven gables
    • Rhetorical razors : "lurking significance" in the "vexatious coincidence" of Benito Cereno
    • Literary cloaks, practical jokes, and the esophagus hoax : concealment, conspiracy, and the contrivance of history in Twain.
    Éditeur original: New York : Routledge, 2005
    Langue(s): English