The Poetics of Shadows: The Double in Literature and Philosophy

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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.
The author

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).
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Editor Andrew Hock Soon Ng
Number of pages 190
Language English
Publication date Mar 3, 2008
Weight (kg) 0.2770
ISBN-13 9783898217354