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By Nicholas Dames

ISBN-10: 0195143574

ISBN-13: 9780195143577

ISBN-10: 0195173090

ISBN-13: 9780195173093

With Joyce, Proust, and Faulkner in brain, we have now come to appreciate the unconventional as a kind with intimate ties to the impulses and procedures of reminiscence. This research contends that this universal notion is an anachronism that distorts our view of the unconventional. in line with an research of consultant novels, Amnesiac Selves indicates that the Victorian novel bears no such safe relation to reminiscence, and, actually, it attempts to conceal, avoid, and put off remembering. Dames argues that the extraordinary shortage and specified unease of representations of remembrance within the nineteenth-century British novel sign an paintings shape suffering to outline and build new suggestions of reminiscence. through putting nineteenth-century British fiction from Jane Austen to Wilkie Collins along a large choice of Victorian psychologies and theories of brain, Nicholas Dames inspires a novelistic international, and a tradition, earlier than glossy memory--one devoted to a nostalgic evasion of certain recollection which our time has principally forgotten.

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