The Fear Of The Other: Approaches To English Stories Of The Double (1764-1910)

June 1, 1996|
The Fear Of The Other: Approaches To English Stories Of The Double (1764-1910) by Astrid Schmid
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The Gothic novel - in focussing on the villain-hero's split mind, and in projecting his fears and desires onto an antagonistic double-like character - moulded the 'Gothic' double, which was to become central to several widely read fictions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This study shows, how under the guise of the double, the subject matter of 'the unspeakable', i.e. those socially condemned areas of forbidden (homo-)sexual desire, repeatedly forces its way into literature.
The Author: Astrid Schmid was born in Abington PA (U.S.) in 1962. In 1986 she took up her studies at the University of Zurich, where she read English literature and linguistics, Scandinavian literature and linguistics and German literature. In 1992 she took her degree (Lizentiat) at the University of Zurich and started work on her doct...
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Title:The Fear Of The Other: Approaches To English Stories Of The Double (1764-1910)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:5.91 X 8.66 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:5.91 X 8.66 X 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783906756394

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