Now showing items 1-5 of 5
Self-evident shams : metafiction and comedy in three of Flann O'Brien's novels
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the connections between comedy and metafiction evident in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman and The Hard Life. The following pages discuss how these novels express, ...
Mimetic roots of Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away
Literature from classical antiquity to the end of the eighteenth century was predominantly mimetic; that is, the general function of literature was to present a heightened imitation of reality, and, in particular those ...
Possessing the literary mystery : reading, writing and interpreting the detective process in A.S. Byatt's Possession
This thesis investigates how Byatt’s literary mystery Possession uses elements of antidetective fiction and subverts conventions of the classic detective story. The classic detective novel is a genre in which the strange ...
Quest for identity : defining the "self" in two novels by Annie Proulx
The idea of the “self’ as an autonomous whole is no longer sufficient in contemporary discussions of identity. Individuals are “subjects,” defining themselves against and through other subjects and their environments. A ...