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Constructing Identity

Continuity, Otherness and Revolt in the Poetry of Tony Harrison

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Agata Handley

The author analyzes the multi-layered and multidimensional theme of identity construction recurring in Tony Harrison’s work from the seventies onwards looking at the way it evolved throughout the years. The book examines identity in the frame of the sociological and philosophical thoughts of such thinkers as Emmanuel Levinas and Zygmunt Bauman and in reference to the systematization proposed by Zbigniew Bokszański: identity as a state or process, identity as a continuity or change, and identity as a consequence of conformity or revolt.

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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Handley, Agata, 1979- author. Title: Constructing identity : continuity, otherness and revolt in the poetry of Tony Harrison / Agata Handley. Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2016. | Series: Transatlantic studies in British and North American culture ; 18 | Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2016033981 | ISBN 9783631658819 Subjects: LCSH: Harrison, Tony, 1937---Criticism and interpretation. Classification: LCC PR6058.A6943 Z65 2016 | DDC 821/.914--dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016033981

The publication was supported by the University of Łódź. Cover image: © Paweł Kwiatkowski Technical editor: Karolina Goławska Reviewer: Dorota Filipczak

ISSN 2364-2882 ISBN 978-3-631-65881-9 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-05198-8 (E-Book) E-ISBN 978-3-631-69659-0 (EPUB) E-ISBN 978-3-631-69659-0 (MOBI) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05198-8

© Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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