Publication
Title
English architectural landscapes and metonymy in Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child
Author
Abstract
In his article "English Architectural Landscapes and Metonymy in Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child" Bart Eeckhout analyzes Alan Hollinghurst's novel in light of Hollinghurst's interest in architectural representation. Eeckhout analyzes the novel's principal scenario of architectural change in the course of the twentieth century and postulates that Hollinghurst employs unconventional genre codes and queers the social realist novel, the family saga, and the country house novel. Eeckhout analyzes The Stranger's Child as a comedy of metonymies which impresses upon its readers the structural necessity of diverse perspectives, labyrinthine metonymical constructions, and the dynamics of place. Further, Eeckhout argues that Hollinghurst dramatizes for his readers how desire impels narratives, landscapes, and human interactions alike in ways which afford only passing moments of aesthetic enchantment and provisional insights along the way.
Language
English
Source (journal)
CLCWeb: comparative literature and culture: a WWWeb journal. - -
Publication
2012
ISSN
1481-4374
Volume/pages
14:3(2012), p. 1-11
ISI
000321252000008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 06.11.2017
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