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Gissing and the auditory imagination: Language, identity, and estrangement in Born in Exile

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An interest in language, and especially spoken language, is a well-established feature of Gissing's work. Born in Exile (1892), however, inscribes a new salience for Gissing's exploration of language as literary device, not least in its relation to the modelling of identity, as well as in the evolutionary tropes of adaptation which mark Godwin Peak's rise and fall. This essay examines Gissing's use of language as a device of exile and socio-cultural estrangement, paying particular attention t...

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10.3366/vic.2020.0378

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3880-1052
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Journal:
Victoriographies More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Pages:
132-146
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Publication date:
2020-07-21
Acceptance date:
2020-02-01
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EISSN:
2044-2424
ISSN:
2044-2416
Language:
English
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1107772
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pubs:1107772
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2020-06-01

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