John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions: The Spectral Self by M. O'connellJohn Banville's Narcissistic Fictions: The Spectral Self by M. O'connell

John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions: The Spectral Self

byM. O'connell

Hardcover | September 20, 2013

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In reading Banville's novels through the work of key psychoanalytical theorists, John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions brings together apparently disparate thematic strands - missing twins, shame, false identities - and presents these as manifestations of a central concern with narcissism.
Mark O'Connell teaches contemporary British and Irish fiction in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, UK, where he recently completed an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He has published essays on twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction in Studies in the Novel, Critique, Orbis Litterarum, Irish Studies Review and ...
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Title:John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions: The Spectral SelfFormat:HardcoverDimensions:233 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:September 20, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230361706

ISBN - 13:9780230361706

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Banville's Narcissists 3. Missing Twins 4. The False Self 5. Shame 6. Narrative Narcissism 7. The Paradox of Empathy 8. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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