The Resource False positions : the representational logics of Henry James's fiction, Julie Rivkin

False positions : the representational logics of Henry James's fiction, Julie Rivkin

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False positions : the representational logics of Henry James's fiction
Title
False positions
Title remainder
the representational logics of Henry James's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Julie Rivkin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Representation is the subject of this book, representation taken in a series of senses, from the formal and linguistic to the social and political. Representation poses a theoretical problem that can be located in the inconsistency between two vocabularies for compositional method: one positing a "centre of consciousness" (James's term), the other being a story of displaced agency and intermediaries, of deputies, delegates, and substitutes. What the center promises - that consciousness can be fully incarnated in a given character who will then constitute a foundation for meaning and truth in the novel - is exactly what the "delegate" acknowledges as an impossibility
  • Drawing largely on the theory of representation of Jacques Derrida, this book examines the interplay between the two contradictory positions in detailed readings of James's stories of writers and artists and his novels The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, What Maisie Knew, and The Awkward Age. Throughout, the readings are organized by the supplementary logic of representation - a logic that understands that a thing standing for another thing both completes it and suggests a lack or limitation in that which it completes, and hence ultimately in itself
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivkin, Julie
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2124
LC item number
.R5 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Logic in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Fiction
Label
False positions : the representational logics of Henry James's fiction, Julie Rivkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-219) and index
Contents
1. Ghost Writers: Jamesian Tales of Representation -- 2. False Positions: The Logic of Delegation in The Ambassadors -- 3. Life Like Copies: The Dual Economy of The Wings of the Dove -- 4. The Proper Third Person: Undoing the Oedipal Family in What Maisie Knew -- 5. Making Virgins: The Production and Consumption of Innocence in The Awkward Age
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 225 p.
Isbn
9780804726177
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95051566
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u982018-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-4921
  • (OCoLC)33983648
Label
False positions : the representational logics of Henry James's fiction, Julie Rivkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-219) and index
Contents
1. Ghost Writers: Jamesian Tales of Representation -- 2. False Positions: The Logic of Delegation in The Ambassadors -- 3. Life Like Copies: The Dual Economy of The Wings of the Dove -- 4. The Proper Third Person: Undoing the Oedipal Family in What Maisie Knew -- 5. Making Virgins: The Production and Consumption of Innocence in The Awkward Age
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 225 p.
Isbn
9780804726177
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95051566
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u982018-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-4921
  • (OCoLC)33983648

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