The Other Self: Selfhood and Society in Modern Greek Fiction

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The Other Self is the first English-language, book-length literary analysis of some of the most celebrated Greek novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A must read for anyone interested in Greek literature and culture, it offers both a solid introduction to modern Greek literature and close reading of individual texts. Author Dimitris Tziovas focuses on the issues of identity, autobiography, and social determinism raised in these texts, providing a fresh perspective and suggesting new ways of exploring forms of engagement between self and society. Greek narratives of self, Tziovas suggests, are not naked and transparent presentations of existence, but articulations of the relationship between the individual and the social world; they are negotiations of the past through the otherness of the present. A compelling demonstration of the richness and complexity of modern Greek fiction, The Other Self provides exciting and challenging interpretations of Greek literature and Greek society.
 

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Περιεχόμενα

National Imaginary Collective Identity and Individualism in Greek Fiction
13
Palaiologoss O Polypathis Picaresque Autobiography as a National Romance
51
Selfhood Natural Law and Social Resistance in The Murderess
79
Individuality and Inevitability From the Social Novel to Bildungsroman
99
A Hero without a Cause SelfIdentity in Vasilis Arvanitis
131
The Poetics of Manhood Genre and SelfIdentity in Freedom and Death
149
Tyrants and Prisoners Narrative Fusion and the Hybrid Self in The Third Wedding
171
Defying the Social Context Narratives of Exile and the Lonely Self
191
Fools Gold and Achilles Fiancee Politics and SelfRepresentation
211
MoscovSelim and The Life of Ismail Ferik Pasha Narratives of Identity and the Semiotic Chora
245
Afterword
269
Index
273
About the Author
285
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Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων

Συχνά εμφανιζόμενοι όροι και φράσεις

Δημοφιλή αποσπάσματα

Σελίδα 5 - A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more complex and mobile than ever before. Young or old, man or woman, rich or poor, a person is always located at "nodal points" of specific communication circuits, however tiny these may be.
Σελίδα 7 - To be means to be for another, and through the other, for oneself. A person has no internal sovereign territory, he is wholly and always on the boundary; looking inside himself, he looks into the eyes of another or with the eyes of another (Bakhtin, 1984b, p.

Αναφορές για αυτό το βιβλίο

Kampos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, Τεύχος 13

Προβολή αποσπασμάτων - 2005
Kampos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, Τεύχος 11

Προβολή αποσπασμάτων - 2003

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Dimitris Tziovas is Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

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