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Crossing the Shadow–Line

The Literature of Estrangement

Martin Bock

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Introduction: On Sensation, Knowledge, and Cultural Perception
1. Coleridge and the Subversion of Archetypes
2. Thomas De Quincey’s Defect of the Eye
3. Poe and the French Symbolists: Disjoining the Cultural Episteme
4. The Noctural Visions of Joyce and Barnes
5. Joseph Conrad and the Shadow–Line of Disorientation
6. Malcolm Lowry’s Manichean Episteme: The Paradise of Despair
Conclusion: Eccentricity and the Horizon of Expectations
Works Cited
Back Matter

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