A Familiar Compound Ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

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"A Familiar Compound Ghost" explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious double, the reanimation of a corpse, or the discovery of an ancient ruin hidden in a modern city. In this scholarly and suggestive study, Brown identifies moments where this affinity between allusion and the uncanny is used by writers to generate a particular textual charge, where uncanny elements are used to flag ...

A Familiar Compound Ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny 2012, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719085154

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