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The Uncanny House in Elizabeth Bowen’s Fiction

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Olena Lytovka

The book focuses on the uncanny in the domestic space of Elizabeth Bowen’s fiction. Providing a psychoanalytic reading of selected works it aims to examine the image of the house in Bowen’s prose and to analyse its uncanniness in relation to the characters’ identity.
In her book, Olena Lytovka focuses on an important aspect of Elizabeth Bowen’s fiction – the motif of the uncanny house. By applying the Freudian notion of the unheimlich to the analysis of selected novels and short stories, Lytovka demonstrates how the traumatic experience of loss is mirrored in the characters’ perception of the domestic space as uncanny. The uncanny, she argues, is a reflection of the psychological condition of the perceiving mind in the state of crisis rather than the quality of the space. This insightful and well-researched study is a valuable contribution to Bowen criticism and will be relevant to literary scholars and students alike. ( Anna Kędra-Kardela, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)

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A Abrams, M. H. 25 Adams, Timothy Dow 55 Antze, Paul 63, 84 Austin, Allan E. 52, 122 B Bachelard, Gaston 12, 28, 29, 40, 68, 81, 82 Bakhtin, M. M. 24 Bence-Jones, Mark 94 Benjamin, Walter 26, 30 Bennett, Andrew 23, 72, 84, 109, 112, 120, 121 Bergson, Henri 21, 49 Bernal, J. D. 74 Blodgett, Harriet 96 Bloom, Harold 23 Bloom, William 33 Boehmer, Elleke 32 Bomarito, Jessica 20 Bradbury, Malcolm 21, 39 Brezinka, Wolfgang 77 Brooke, Jocelyn 53, 65, 67, 82 Brown, Bill 67, 77 C Carpenter, Andrew 107, 108, 116 Caruth, Cathy 35, 37, 52 Castle, Terry 20, 35, 111 Chafin, Bethany 11, 39, 41 Chessman, Hariett S. 65, 79 Christensen, Lis 102 Coates, John 44, 75 Collins, Jo 19, 22, 31 Connon, Daisy 40, 41, 107 Conrad, Joseph 24 Corcoran, Neil 11, 105 Craig, Patricia 56 Creed, Barbara 110 Crowell, Ellen 56 D D’Alton, Ian 95 Dante 53 Deane, Seamus 107 Derrida, Jacques 19 D’hoker, Elke 40, 41, 59, 60 DiBattista, Maria 53 Doan, Laura 57 Drewery, Claire 39 Dukes, Thomas 79 E Eckhard, Petra 26, 50 Edgar, Andrew 22 Edgar, Iain 81 Edgeworth, Maria 95 Ellison, David 20, 23 Ellmann, Maud 11 F Felman, Shoshana 36 Ferber, Michael 46 Foster, Roy 72, 75, 109 Foucault, Michel 12, 24, 25, 26 France, Anatole 43, 52 Freedman, Ariela 13 Freud, Sigmund 5, 12–25, 28, 29, 34, 36, 52, 64, 67, 79–82, 120, 125 Frost, Brian J. 87 G Genet, Jacqueline 112, 114, 121 Gide,...

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