Digressions In European Literature: From Cervantes to Sebald

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorAlexis Grohmann, Caragh Wells

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With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day.

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With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day.

ALEXIS GROHMANN is Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh (previously at St Andrews and Stirling), author of Coming into one's Own: The Novelistic Development of Javier Marías and Literatura y errabundia (Literature and Errancy) and numerous other studies of contemporary Spanish literature and the work of J...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.88 × 5.63 × 0.81 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247989

ISBN - 13:9780230247987

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Table of Contents

Foreword; R.Chambers
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction 
The Twists and Turns of Life: Cervantes's Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda; J.Robbins
Digressive and Progressive Movements: Sympathy and Sexuality in Tristram Shandy; or, Plain Tales; J.Hawley
Little Dorrit: Dickens, Circumlocution, Unconscious Thought; J.Tambling
Concerning Metaphor, Digression and Rhyme (Fetish Aesthetics and the Walking Poem); R.Chambers
Henry James, in Parenthesis; I.F.A.Bell
A Slice of Watermelon: The Rhetoric of Digression in Chekhov's The Lady with the Dog; P.J.Rabinowitz & C.Bancroft
'Let's forget all I have just said': Diversions and Digressions in Gidean Narratives; D.Walker
Errant Eyes: Digression, Metaphor and Desire in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time; M.Topping
Virginia Woolf and Digression: Adventures in Consciousness; L.Marcus 
Stealing the Story: Robert Walser's Robber-Novel; S.Frederick
Negotiating Tradition: Flann O'Brien's Tales of Digression and Subversion; F.Coulouma
'Going On': Digression and Consciousness in The Beckett Trilogy; E.J.Smyth
Straight Line or Aimless Wandering? Italo Calvino's Way to Digression; O.Santovetti
Roving with a Compass; Digression, the Novel and the Creative Imagination in Javier Marías; A.Grohmann
The Sense of Sebald's Endings...and Beginnings; J.J.Long
Index