TITLE

R. L. Stevenson's Sense of the Uncanny: "The Face in the Cheval-Glass."

AUTHOR(S)
Towheed, Shafquat
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920;1999, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses literary works on the uncanny. Perfect example made by Sigmund Freud of the transformation of an unexceptional event into a memorably uncanny one through its repetition; Factor that makes any specific experience uncanny; Most enduring contribution of Robert Louis Stevenson to the literature of the uncanny.
ACCESSION #
15768591

 

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