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Unmaking love : the contemporary novel and the impossibility of union / Ashley T. Shelden.

By: Shelden, Ashley T [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Literature Now: Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (pages cm.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231543156; 0231543158.Other title: Contemporary novel and the impossibility of union.Subject(s): Love in literature | Intimacy (Psychology) in literature | Modernism (Literature) -- Great BritainAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 823/.08509 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: unmaking love -- Lesbian fantasy: psychoanalysis, the legacy of modernist love, and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood -- The ends of love: amorous redemption, the passion for negativity, James Joyce's Ulysses, and Hanif Kureishi's intimacy -- Amorous time: nostalgia, temporality, and the pursuit of optimism in Alan Hollinghurst's The line of beauty -- Cosmopolitan love: encountering difference in Hari Kunzru's Transmission and Kazuo Ishiguro's The unconsoled -- Conclusion: "any generic airport thriller": otherness, Cloud atlas, and contemporary literature.
Summary: "The author examines how the romantic conception of love has been critiqued, destroyed, and reoriented in modernist and contemporary novels" -- Provided by publisher.
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PR888.L69 S457 2016 (Browse shelf) https://ezproxy.uttyler.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/shel17822 Available ocn966381358

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The author examines how the romantic conception of love has been critiqued, destroyed, and reoriented in modernist and contemporary novels" -- Provided by publisher.

Introduction: unmaking love -- Lesbian fantasy: psychoanalysis, the legacy of modernist love, and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood -- The ends of love: amorous redemption, the passion for negativity, James Joyce's Ulysses, and Hanif Kureishi's intimacy -- Amorous time: nostalgia, temporality, and the pursuit of optimism in Alan Hollinghurst's The line of beauty -- Cosmopolitan love: encountering difference in Hari Kunzru's Transmission and Kazuo Ishiguro's The unconsoled -- Conclusion: "any generic airport thriller": otherness, Cloud atlas, and contemporary literature.

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Ashley T. Shelden is associate professor of English at Kennesaw State University.

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