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Ellmann, Maud, 1954-
The nets of modernism : Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Sigmund Freud / Maud Ellmann
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
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Subject(s) English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain
Psychoanalysis and literature
Subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Influence
Subject(s) American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Psychological fiction -- History and criticism
Modernism (Literature)
Physical Description xi, 238 p. ; 23 cm
Summary "One of the finest literary critics of her generation, Maud Ellmann synthesises her work on modernism, psychoanalysis and Irish literature in this important new book. In sinuous readings of Henry James, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, she examines the interconnections between developing technological networks in modernity and the structures of modernist fiction, linking both to Freudian psychoanalysis. The Nets of Modernism examines the significance of images of bodily violation and exchange - scar, bite, wound, and their psychic equivalents - showing how these images correspond to 'vampirism' and related obsessions in early twentieth-century culture. Subtle, original and a pleasure to read, this book offers a new perspective on the inter-implications of Freudian psychoanalysis and Anglophone modernism that will influence the field for years to come"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.206-232) and index
Contents Introduction: What hole? -- The modernist rat -- Strandentwining cables: Henry James's The Ambassadors -- The Woolf woman -- The darkened blind: Joyce, Gide, Larsen, and the modernist short story -- The name and the scar: identity in The Odyssey and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man -- Skinscapes in Ulysses

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