Unbodied Hope: Narcissism and the Modern Novel

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Bucknell University Press, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
This book explores two froms of narcissism -- Apollonian and Dionysian -- in an attempt to illuminate the theology of the self and attendant questions of identity which have concerned a wide range of novelists. Works by Flaubert, Chopin, Conrad, Ford, Fitzgerald, Durrell, Gide, Mann, and Hawkes are examined.

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
15
Narcissistic Consciousness
21
Modes of Vision in Madame
45
A Political Romance
63
Lord Jim and
81
Romance and Society
98
F Scott Fitzgeralds Universe of Ineffable Gaudiness
115
Narcissism and Selflessness in The Alexandria Quartet
129
The Immoralist
151
Death in Venice and the Passions of
169
The Inner Terrain
186
Conclusion
201
Bibliography
213
Index
219
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