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Author McCrea, Barry, 1974-

Title In the company of strangers : family and narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust / Barry McCrea.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 265 pages).
Series Modernist latitudes
Modernist latitudes.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Queer expectations -- Holmes at home -- Family and form in Ulysses -- Proust's farewell to the family.
Summary This title 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, the book suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, the book explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Families in literature.
Queer theory.
Modernism (Literature)
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780231527330 (electronic bk.)
0231527330 (electronic bk.)
0231157622 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231157629 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231157630 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780231157636 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780231157629 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231157636 (pbk. ; alk. paper)