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Introduction

  • Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
Chapter

Abstract

In this book I argue that there are recurrent spatiotemporal patterns and structures in all six novels that constitute a source of enduring, if unconscious pleasure. More precisely there are overlapping natural and cultural cycles that co-exist in a constantly transmuting space-time and are counterpointed with the linearity of pivotal events that drive the plot forwards. I examine the psychological relations to these space-time patterns of the characters, principally the heroines, focusing on the transformations of their emotional states that prompt linear leaps. My project is a formal as well as psychological analysis. It requires a level of generality since it seeks to identify, compare, and contrast patterns across the novels.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
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  1. 1.Haute Ecole Arc IngénierieNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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