Ghosts, Metaphor, and History in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

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This study examines the complex relations between the figure of the ghost—the textual figure of metaphor and history—in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Overview

This study examines the complex relations between the figure of the ghost—the textual figure of metaphor and history—in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230613485
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Erickson received his doctorate at the University of Western Australia and currently lives in Melbourbane, Australia. This is his first book.

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Table of Contents

1 The spectral metaphor 1

2 Realizing absence in Beloved 23

3 Absenting presence in Beloved 45

4 Spectral and metaphorical domains in Beloved 73

5 Spectral excess and metaphorical supplementation in Beloved 97

6 Spectral and ideological figuration in The eighteenth Brumaire 123

7 Spectral history in One hundred years of solitude 141

8 Ideological mirages in One hundred years of solitude 175

9 Ideology, magical realism, and metaphor in One hundred years of solitude 195

Conclusion The unfinished business of the reader 211

Notes 215

Bibliography 243

Index 251

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