The deceptive text: an introduction to covert plots

Watts, Cedric (1984) The deceptive text: an introduction to covert plots. Harvester, Brighton. ISBN 9780710806086

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The book demonstrates that numerous literary texts contain covert plots, plot-sequences so elliptically presented that they may be overlooked for many years; when they are at last perceived, the works (whether by Ibsen, Conrad or others) are transformed. (For instance, I identify the covert plot of 'Almayer's Folly' and 'The Wild Duck', unidentified for about a century.) Some texts are linked by transtextual narratives: plot-sequences in, between and across two or more works. When these transtextual narratives are perceived, each work is changed.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Professor Cedric Watts
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:19
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 08:42
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