The Poetics of Shadows: The Double in Literature and Philosophy

The Poetics of Shadows: The Double in Literature and Philosophy
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The essays in this collection attest to the richness of the double motif in literature and philosophy. Veering away from predominantly psychoanalytical readings of narratives which foreground the double (or doppelganger), which have formed the basis of much scholarly discussions of this motif, the contributions in this volume privilege divergent philosophical leanings - ranging from Rousseau to Kierkegaard, from Christian philosophy to Eastern mysticism - to elicit the layered nuances and signifiers of this elusive motif. Narratives interrogated in this collection include the works of Dickens, Blanchot, Edmund Jabés, Orhan Pamuk, Chuck Palahniuk and Don Delillo, among others.

About the author

Andrew Ng teaches contemporary literature and postcolonial writings at Monash University Malaysia. He is the author of Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives (2004) and Interrogating Interstices (2007), and the editor of Asian Gothic: Essays in Literature, Film and Anime (2008).


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Herausgeber/-in Andrew Hock Soon Ng
Anzahl der Seiten 190
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 03.03.2008
Gewicht (kg) 0.2770
ISBN-13 9783898217354