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John Banville’s Narcissistic Fictions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 1-18
  3. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 19-68
  4. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 69-87
  5. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 88-113
  6. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 114-142
  7. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 143-179
  8. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 180-206
  9. Mark O’Connell
    Pages 207-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-233

About this book


In reading Banville's novels through the work of key psychoanalytical theorists, John Banville's Narcissistic Fictions brings together apparently disparate thematic strands - missing twins, shame, false identities - and presents these as manifestations of a central concern with narcissism.


fiction Narrative novel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

About the authors

Mark O'Connell teaches contemporary British and Irish fiction in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he recently completed an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He has published essays on twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction in Studies in the Novel, Critique, Orbis Litterarum, Irish Studies Review and Irish University Review. He is a staff writer for The Millions.

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