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dc.contributor.advisorDe Lange, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorGous, Joané Facqueline
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T08:08:02Z
dc.date.available2013-09-03T08:08:02Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/9028
dc.descriptionThesis (MA (English))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2013.
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation I argue that invisible characters, as they appear in Paul Auster’s novels, serve a very specific function within the interpretative framework of a text and that they should be considered to play a functional role, in order to arrive at a more holistic interpretation of the text and a more accurate analysis of said texts. I argue that Auster knowingly includes these characters in his novels as part of his narrative technique, in order for them to serve specific functions and to contribute to the structure of postmodern fiction. I make use of a contextualized close reading of five of Auster’s novels and attempt a hermeneutic interpretation of these novels to arrive at a hermeneutic circle when combining these novels into an integrated whole, individual, work of fiction. Certain parallels can be drawn between Auster’s various novels and these parallels contribute to the various motifs and themes found throughout his work. The importance of space in Auster’s novels is also highlighted with emphasis on liminality which serves as an instigator for transgression to occur between different fictive worlds.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectPaul Austeren_US
dc.subjectPostmodernismen_US
dc.subjectLiminalityen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectCharacterizationen_US
dc.subjectMetafictionen_US
dc.subjectInvisibleen_US
dc.subjectSilenceen_US
dc.subjectFocalizationen_US
dc.subjectAuthoren_US
dc.subjectReaderen_US
dc.subjectTime and memoryen_US
dc.subjectWorlds and spaceen_US
dc.subjectMysteryen_US
dc.subjectGamesen_US
dc.subjectChoices and responsibilitiesen_US
dc.subjectThe New York Trilogyen_US
dc.subjectIn the Country of Last Thingsen_US
dc.subjectMoon Palaceen_US
dc.subjectThe Book of Illusionsen_US
dc.subjectTravels in the Scriptoriumen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernismeen_US
dc.subjectLiminaliteiten_US
dc.subjectIdentiteiten_US
dc.subjectKarakteriseringen_US
dc.subjectMetafiksieen_US
dc.subjectOnsigbaarheiden_US
dc.subjectStilteen_US
dc.subjectFokalisasieen_US
dc.subjectOuteuren_US
dc.subjectLeseren_US
dc.subjectWêrelde en ruimteen_US
dc.subjectTyd en geheueen_US
dc.subjectMisterieen_US
dc.subjectSpelen_US
dc.subjectKeuses en verantwoordelikheiden_US
dc.titlePaul Auster's representation of invisible characters in selected novelsen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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