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by Barry McCrea

Author: Barry McCrea
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 14, 2011)
Pages: 280 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.7
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Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. This book owes its first and deepest debt to Maria DiBattista

Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. CoLumBIa UnIversITY Press New York. This book owes its first and deepest debt to Maria DiBattista. It was in her seminar at Princeton that I first read Ulysses and Proust, but, more than this, it has been in her teaching, in her generous company, and by her example that I have learned how to read at all. She was the first stranger to offer me a home in the new world, and she has been a guiding intellectual and personal light ever since.

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Series: Modernist Latitudes. Published by: Columbia University Press. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel. eISBN: 978-0-231-52733-0. Like the narrative eye of Dickens’s London novels, Sherlock Holmes is a mapper of the metropolis, an agent who untangles the secret relationships of the London crowd.

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Barry McCrea's In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust is one of the more engaging works of literary criticism I've seen in some time. McCrea sifts through family plots (and the strangers who would challenge or queer them) in Dickens (Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Great Expectations), Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, Ulysses ( a queer family epic ), and Proust’s big book.

Barry McCrea is associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University and author of a novel, The . This book is on the Rorotoko list

Barry McCrea is associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University and author of a novel, The First Verse. This book is on the Rorotoko list. Professor McCrea's interview on "In the Company of Strangers" ran as the Rorotoko Cover Feature on October 10, 2011 (and can be read in the Rorotoko archive). One person found this helpful.

As Barry McCrea has argued, non-familial collectives-an eloquent example is Fagin's gang of thieves in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist-mark an alternative form of community shaped not by genealogical principles but by the sheer fact of physical proximity. Fagin and his gang represent the urgent reality of immediate circumstances, and McCrea (2011) shows how they come to offer an alternative kind of bond to that of the genealogical family.

Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust. and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel.

In the Company of Strangers : Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust.

In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds―a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.