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The Resource SLEEP AND THE NOVEL : fictions of somnolence from jane austen to the present

SLEEP AND THE NOVEL : fictions of somnolence from jane austen to the present

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SLEEP AND THE NOVEL : fictions of somnolence from jane austen to the present
Title
SLEEP AND THE NOVEL
Title remainder
fictions of somnolence from jane austen to the present
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sleep and the Novel is a study of representations of the sleeping body in fiction from 1800 to the present day which traces the ways in which novelists have engaged with this universal, indispensable -- but seemingly nondescript -- region of human experience. Covering the narrativization of sleep in Austen, the politicization of sleep in Dickens, the queering of sleep in Goncharov, the aestheticization of sleep in Proust, and the medicalization of sleep in contemporary fiction, it examines the ways in which novelists envision the figure of the sleeper, the meanings they discover in human sleep, and the values they attach to it. It argues that literary fiction harbours, on its margins, a "sleeping partner", one that we can nickname the Schlafroman or "sleep-novel", whose quiet absorption in the wordlessness and passivity of human slumber subtly complicates the imperatives of self-awareness and purposive action that traditionally govern the novel
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
GREANEY, MICHAEL
Dewey number
809.04
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.S577
LC item number
.G743 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Fiction
  • Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
Label
SLEEP AND THE NOVEL : fictions of somnolence from jane austen to the present
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "The Yawns of Lady Bertram": Sleep, Subjectivity and Sociability in Jane Austen -- 3. "Snoring for the Million": Dickens the Sleep-watcher -- 4. From Bildungsroman to Schlafroman: Goncharov's Oblomov -- 5. Proust and the Sleep of Others -- 6. "Observed, Measured, Contained": Contemporary Fiction and the Science of Sleep -- 7. Conclusion: "A World Without a Lullaby"?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319752532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-75253-2.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5341922
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1031453315
  • (OCoLC)1031453315
Label
SLEEP AND THE NOVEL : fictions of somnolence from jane austen to the present
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. "The Yawns of Lady Bertram": Sleep, Subjectivity and Sociability in Jane Austen -- 3. "Snoring for the Million": Dickens the Sleep-watcher -- 4. From Bildungsroman to Schlafroman: Goncharov's Oblomov -- 5. Proust and the Sleep of Others -- 6. "Observed, Measured, Contained": Contemporary Fiction and the Science of Sleep -- 7. Conclusion: "A World Without a Lullaby"?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319752532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-75253-2.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5341922
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1031453315
  • (OCoLC)1031453315

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