New PDF release: Amélie Nothomb: Authorship, Identity and Narrative Practice

By Susan Bainbrigge, Jeanette Den Toonder

ISBN-10: 0820461822

ISBN-13: 9780820461823

ISBN-10: 0820480541

ISBN-13: 9780820480541

Because the booklet of her first novel in 1992, Amélie Nothomb maintains to have interaction and to impress her readers via her exploration of the fluid barriers among good looks and monstrosity, reliable and evil, fantasy and fact, in addition to through her interesting presentation of adolescence, anorexia, and the abject. In Amélie Nothomb: Authorship, id and Narrative Practice, the 1st full-length learn in English of Nothomb’s paintings, those components are offered and interpreted from numerous views, with the individuals targeting a unmarried novel or evaluating diversified texts. produced from a suite of essays on her autobiographical and fictional works, with contributions from her anglophone translators, it's also an interview with the writer, a preface by means of the eminent author and critic, Jacques de Decker and a bibliography of secondary works. Nothomb’s works and the severe responses to them are contextualized in a normal creation and arranged below the subsequent key issues: autobiography and gender identification, representations of the physique, and narrative perform. This assortment is an important source for college students and students of twentieth-century modern literature and gender experiences

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17. 30. , p. 62, my emphasis. 31. See note 17.

The problematic notion of an androgynous little girl is found in the figure of Ophelia, Shakespeare’s heroine destroyed by the conflicting pressures of society as she stood at the brink between childhood and adulthood. Pushed and pulled by the demands of her father, her brother, her uncle, and her lover, Ophelia is eventually driven to madness. Treated like a child by all of the male figures in her life, she is silenced and eventually driven to madness and death. A girl struggling through the changes of puberty, her sexuality, her desire, is threatening.

P. 74. 22. , p. 81. 23. , p. 79. 24. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. by David Benington (New York: Bantam, 1988), III: 1, p. 66. 25. Hamlet, IV. vii, pp. 176–82. 26. Much research has been done on the madness (hysteria) of Ophelia. See for example Gabrielle Dane, ‘Reading Ophelia’s Madness’, Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 10, 2 (1998), 405–23. 27. All three preceding quotations are from MT 169. 28. L. Irigaray, Speculum de l’autre femme (Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1974).

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