B.S. Johnson: a topological approach

Coles, Thomas Alexander Cazel (2013) B.S. Johnson: a topological approach. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Johnson is concerned with the contradictions of writing. He attempts to communicate and entertain truthfully. His project was intimately concerned with the problems of mimesis and self-reflexivity. This leads to a series of contradictions where fiction and reality meet that he, and his readers, find difficult to solve. Through his career Johnson developed a layered style using voices and techniques that are more difficult than usual to isolate. By using ideas of topology and interstice, this study explores these different layers.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Johnson, lies, lying, deconstruction, nouveau roman, hole, holes, interstices, topology, topography, marx, marxism, experimental, robbe-grillet, pseudomorphism,
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Coye, Mr John and Schmidt, Mr Michael
Date of Award: 1 December 2013
Depositing User: Mr Thomas Coles
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4742
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 13:14
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4742

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