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Henry Miller and How He Got That Way
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Henry Miller and How He Got That Way

Katy Masuga

Abstract

Identifying six significant writers – Whitman, Dostoevsky, Rimbaud, Lewis Carroll, Proust and D. H. Lawrence – this book explores their influence on Henry Miller's work as well as Miller's retroactive impact on their writing. The author explores four forms of intertextuality in relation to each ‘ancestral’ author: direct allusions; unconscious style; reverse influence; and participation of the ancestral author as part of the story within the text. The study is informed by the theories of Bakhtin, Barthes and Kristeva on polyvocity and of Blanchot, Wittgenstein and Deleuze on language games and ... More

Keywords: Henry Miller, intertextuality, direct allusions, unconscious style, reverse influence, ancestral authors, language games, modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641185
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641185.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katy Masuga, author