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Starving for their Art :

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hunger, modernism, and aesthetics in Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, and J. M. Coetzee
Abstract:

As literary modernism was emerging in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of its most important figures and precursors began to talk about their own writing as a kind of starvation. My doctoral thesis considers the reasons for and development of this previously little-explored trope, arguing that hunger becomes a focal point for modernism’s complex relationship to aesthetic autonomy. I identify a specific tradition of writers, beginning in the nineteenth century wit...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-07-16

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