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John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions free pdf John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions is an exploration of Banville's novels from the point of view of various psychoanalytic understandings of the concept of narcissism. It presents this increasingly central figure in contemporary fiction as a writer for whom narcissism is both an essential truth of selfhood and a fundamental aspect of the writing of fiction. Though it deals with a number of theoretical concepts, it does so in a straightforward and highly accessible manner. The book is not simply a reading of a single, isolated aspect of Banville's work- rather, it presents narcissism as the key to understanding this writer, and as a way of bringing together the various disparate strands - thematic, stylistic and formal - of his complex and enigmatic oeuvre.

About Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell teaches contemporary British and Irish fiction in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, UK, where he recently completed an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He has published essays on twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction in Studies in the Novel, Critique, Orbis Litterarum, Irish Studies Review and Irish University Review. He is a staff writer for The Millions.

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Author : Mark O'Connell
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 13 September 2013
ISBN : 0230361706
EAN : 9780230361706
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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