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by Barry McCrea

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Barry McCrea
ISBN: 0231157622
ISBN13: 978-0231157629
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 14, 2011)
Pages: 280
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Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. This book owes its first and deepest debt to Maria DiBattista

Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. CoLumBIa UnIversITY Press New York. This book owes its first and deepest debt to Maria DiBattista. It was in her seminar at Princeton that I first read Ulysses and Proust, but, more than this, it has been in her teaching, in her generous company, and by her example that I have learned how to read at all. She was the first stranger to offer me a home in the new world, and she has been a guiding intellectual and personal light ever since.

In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. Tracing the In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel.

Barry McCrea is associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University and author of a novel . Professor McCrea's interview on "In the Company of Strangers" ran as the Rorotoko Cover Feature on October 10, 2011 (and can be read in the Rorotoko archive).

Barry McCrea is associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University and author of a novel, The First Verse. One person found this helpful.

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Home Barry McCrea In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens,. In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust (Modernist Latitudes). Barry McCrea is associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University and author of a novel, The First Verse. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery. List this Seller's Books.

Series: Modernist Latitudes. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel. eISBN: 978-0-231-52733-0. In part, the argument of this book is that Ulyssesand the Recherche self-consciously abandon the dynastic family plot of the nineteenth-century English novel. But more interestingly, this break with the family is in fact anticipated and in certain respects already played out in the novels of Dickens.

McCrea sifts through family plots (and the strangers who would challenge or queer them) in Dickens (Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Great Expectations), Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, Ulysses ( a queer family epic ), and Proust’s big book. In the Company of Strangers constantly scrutinizes the ways that family organizes narrative (and narrative organizes family). The book also analyzes what urban literature might mean, examining what it means to live in proximity to one’s fellows, and the ways in which urban living necessitate ad hoc families.

As Barry McCrea has argued, non-familial collectives-an eloquent example is Fagin's gang of thieves in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist-mark an alternative form of community shaped not by genealogical principles but by the sheer fact of physical proximity. Fagin and his gang represent the urgent reality of immediate circumstances, and McCrea (2011) shows how they come to offer an alternative kind of bond to that of the genealogical family

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Arthur Conan Doyle - 2009 - Cambridge Scholars Press. Arthur M. Silverstein & Christine Ruggere - 2006 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49 (2):209-219. Anthony Moreno - unknown. Proust: Philosophy of the Novel. Christopher M. Drohan - 2009 - In Mary Bryden & Margaret Topping (ed., Beckett's Proust/Deleuze's Proust. Un alphabet pour les inities (Proust et Joyce). Jean-Louis Cornille - 2009 - Cahiers Internationaux de Symbolisme 122:45-58.

Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel.

In the Company of Strangers : Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel.

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In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds―a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.
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