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001    898053146 
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008    150504t20152015nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010    2015011128 
020    9781501307218 (HB) 
020    1501307215 (HB) 
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020    |z9781501307232 (ePDF) 
035    (OCoLC)898053146 
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050 00 PS3527.A15|bZ93 2015 
082 00 813/.54|223 
100 1  Vicks, Meghan,|eauthor. 
245 10 Narratives of nothing in 20th-century literature /|cMeghan
264  1 New York :|bBloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury 
       Publishing Inc,|c2015. 
264  4 |c©2015. 
300    x, 196 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-188) and 
505 0  Introduction : Nothing and the twentieth century -- 1. 
       Theorizing nothing -- 2. Akaky Akakievich and Bartleby -- 
       3. "Working in a Void" : Vladimir Nabokov and the 
       semiotics of nothing -- 4. Samuel Beckett : Immanence, 
       language, nothing -- 5. Victor Pelevin's void and the post
       - Soviet condition -- Conclusion : Nothing as the 
       transcendental signified. 
520    "The concept of nothing has been an enduring concern of 
       the 20th century. As Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre
       each positioned nothing as inseparable from the human 
       condition, essential to the creation or operation of human
       existence,as Jacques Derrida demonstrated how all 
       structures are built upon a nothing within the structure, 
       and as mathematicians argued that zero - the number that 
       is also not a number - allows for the creation of our 
       modern mathematical system, Narrative of Nothing in 20th-
       Century Literature suggests that nothing itself enables 
       the act of narration. Focusing on the literary works of 
       Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, and Victor Pelevin, 
       Meghan Vicks traces how and why these writers give 
       narrative form to nothing, demonstrating that nothing is 
       essential to the creation of narrative-how our perceptions
       are conditioned, how we make meaning (or madness) out of 
       the stuff of our existence, how we craft our knowable 
       selves, or how we exist in language"--|cProvided by 
520    "Explores how 20th-century literature gives narrative form
       to nothing and why nothing is essential to the creation of
       being, narrative, and other systems of meaning-making"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich,|d1899-1977|xCriticism and
600 10 Beckett, Samuel,|d1906-1989|xCriticism and interpretation.
600 10 Pelevin, Viktor|xCriticism and interpretation. 
650  0 Nothing (Philosophy) in literature. 
650  0 Narration (Rhetoric) 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635.