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book and the labyrinth were one and the same: The figure of the labyrinth in Danielewski, Borges and Eco

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2004
Summary:
This thesis examines the figure of the labyrinth in the contemporary novel House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, and in relation to works by Jorge Luis Borges and Umberto Eco. House of Leaves presents not only labyrinths with which its characters interact, but a seemingly material, textual labyrinth its readers are forced to navigate. This thesis argues that what are important about these features are that they serve to both extend the broader theoretical concerns of the book, and to (paradoxically) invest the reader more deeply in "the story" and to greater emotional effect.
Title: The book and the labyrinth were one and the same: The figure of the labyrinth in Danielewski, Borges and Eco.
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Name(s): Palmer, Jedediah.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Scroggins, Mark, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 73 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis examines the figure of the labyrinth in the contemporary novel House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, and in relation to works by Jorge Luis Borges and Umberto Eco. House of Leaves presents not only labyrinths with which its characters interact, but a seemingly material, textual labyrinth its readers are forced to navigate. This thesis argues that what are important about these features are that they serve to both extend the broader theoretical concerns of the book, and to (paradoxically) invest the reader more deeply in "the story" and to greater emotional effect.
Identifier: 9780496257324 (isbn), 13152 (digitool), FADT13152 (IID), fau:10013 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2004.
Subject(s): Literature--Psychological aspects
Literature--Criticism and interpretation
Borges, Jorge Luis,--1899-1986--Criticism and interpretation
Eco, Umberto
Danielewski, Mark Z--House of leaves
Reader-response criticism
Postmodernism (Literature)--United States
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