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The Romance of Failure

The First-Person Fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James

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The Romance of Failure by Jonathan Auerbach
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This book focuses on the intense intimacy between author and first-person narrator in the fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James: the narrator is both the central actor and the retrospective teller of his tale, at once hero and historian. Auerbach defends the beleaguered 'I' in these works against the depersonalizing tendencies of post-structuralism. In reaffirming the importance of the human subject for the study of narrative, Auerbach shows how the first-person form, in particular, underscores fundamental problems of literary representation: how fictions come to be made, and the relation between these plots and the people who make them.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 1989
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
210
Dimensions
145x224x19
ISBN-13
9780195057218
Product ID
1819114

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