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Bewilderments of vision; hallucination and literature, 1880-1914.


Bewilderments of vision; hallucination and literature, 1880-1914.

Tearle, Oliver.

Sussex Academic Press


207 pages




Tearle (Loughborough U.) explores various ways writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries depicted the phenomenon of hallucination, and the uses to which they put the unusual figure or experience. Focusing on a few texts, he shows how the authors made up new words to characterize sensations not amenable to common words. They are Robert Louis Stevenson and handsconscience, Vernon Lee and figmentary, Henry James and aftersense, Arthur Machen and insectial, and Oliver Onions and re-reflection. The study began as his doctoral dissertation in English at Loughborough University. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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