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dc.contributor.advisorSonenberg, Maya
dc.contributor.authorKernaghan, Stephen Dimitrios Kerkinos
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-31T21:11:53Z
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherKernaghan_washington_0250O_18507.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/42313
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2018
dc.description.abstractThis essay uses Roland Barthes’s concept of the Neutral to explore the narrative styles of three 20th century European novels: The Door by Magda Szabo, For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian, and The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald. In each case, the essay locates some unwillingness on the part of the narrator to make affirmations about himself or herself or the world, or an effort to baffle others’ attempts to do so. Given that each of these novels, to varying degrees, deals with the persecution of Jewish people in mid-century Europe, the essay tests the limits of the Neutral as a narrative impulse.
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dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.subjectNeutral
dc.subjectCreative writing
dc.subject.otherEnglish
dc.titleBaffling Narrators: Barthes’s Neutral in Novels by Szabo, Sebastian, and Sebald
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsRestrict to UW for 5 years -- then make Open Access
dc.embargo.lift2023-07-05T21:11:53Z


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