Inconceivable history: story-telling as hyperphasia and disavowal

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Mulhern, F. 2006. Inconceivable history: story-telling as hyperphasia and disavowal. in: Moretti, F. (ed.) The Novel Princeton University Press.
Chapter titleInconceivable history: story-telling as hyperphasia and disavowal
AuthorsMulhern, F.
Abstract

An investigation of the functions of secondary narration in the novel, centring on a selection of Conrad's works and elaborating the idea of fascination as a mode of narrative attention – like that of fetishism, as Freud accounts for it – that allows Conrad at once to explore contemporary history and to keep it at arm's length. A coda pursues the analysis of fascination in The Great Gatsby, now introducing another aspect of fetishism, that of commodities, according to Marx.

Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
Book titleThe Novel
EditorsMoretti, F.
PublisherPrinceton University Press
ISBN
Hardcover0691049483
Publication dates
Print22 May 2006
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Nov 2008
Output statusPublished
LanguageEnglish
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