The Resource Ghosts, metaphor, and history in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude, Daniel Erickson

Ghosts, metaphor, and history in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude, Daniel Erickson

Label
Ghosts, metaphor, and history in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude
Title
Ghosts, metaphor, and history in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Erickson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume, Daniel Erickson offers the first comparative treatment of Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. Erickson's analysis pivots on the analogous deployments of the ghost-figure in both texts. He argues that ghosts, while ostensibly fanciful and ornamental, in fact make palpable the ways in which history can be transfigured, haunted, and masked, and so provoke a personal, political response to the historical traumas of the Americas. This study challenges postmodernist and magical-realist accounts by reinstating the centrality of metaphor in persuasive, parallel readings of two iconic examples of modern fiction."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
813.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
B4345 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ghosts, metaphor, and history in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude, Daniel Erickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The spectral metaphor -- Realizing absence in Beloved -- Absenting presence in Beloved -- Spectral and metaphorical domains in Beloved -- Spectral excess and metaphorical supplementation in Beloved -- Spectral and ideological figuration in the Eighteenth brumaire -- Spectral history in One hundred years of solitude -- Ideological mirages in One hundred years of solitude -- Ideology, magical realism and metaphor in One hundred years of solitude -- Conclusion : the unfinished business of the reader
Control code
000043243084
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780230613485
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008030474
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  • (OCoLC)316430406

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