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By Evelyne Ender

In this impressively interdisciplinary research, Evelyne Ender revisits grasp literary works to indicate that literature can function an experimental laboratory for the examine of human remembrance. She indicates how reminiscence not just has a real foundation yet is inseparable from fictional and aesthetic components. fantastically written in obtainable prose, and ambitious in its scope, the e-book takes up works by way of Proust, Woolf, George Eliot, Nerval, Lou Andreas-Salome, and Sigmund Freud, attending to the center of crucial questions about psychological pictures, empirical wisdom, and the devastations of reminiscence loss in ways in which are suggestive and profound. Architexts of Memory joins a turning out to be physique of labor within the full of life box of reminiscence stories, drawing from scientific psychology, psychoanalysis, and neurobiology in addition to literary studies.

"An vital, cogently argued, sophisticated and wealthy learn of a subject matter of serious interest."
--Mieke Bal, collage of Amsterdam

"A paintings of literary reports located on the intersection of culture and innovation. Evelyne Ender's publication brings trendy cultural issues to undergo on conventional literary texts-her amazing pedagogical abilities entice and consultant the reader during the such a lot tricky psychoanalytical concepts."
--Nelly Furman, Cornell University

Evelyne Ender is Professor of French experiences, collage of Washington. She is the writer of Sexing the brain: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria.

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