#StPatricksDay Highlight: Reading John Banville Through Jean Baudrillard

“Hedda Friberg-Harnesk sheds new light on the fiction of John Banville thanks to an original theoretical frame: her perceptive use of Baudrillard’s orders of simulacra engages the reader in a stimulating critical conversation with the unstable and uncertain worlds and beings of Banvillean fiction. … [Her] eloquent, thought-provoking study grants the reader a deeper insight into Banville’s bewitching “territory of mercurial instability” … This brilliant book, which itself involves creative reiterations, casts light on Banville’s mature treatment of exquisitely recycled literary concerns in his more recent fiction, urging the reader to delve further into his work and again admire its beautifully crafted simulacra.” — Études Irlandaises

Reading John Banville Through Jean Baudrillard by Hedda Friberg-Harnesk is part of the Cambria Contemporary Literature, Film, and Theory Series, headed by Professor Neil Murphy (Nanyang Technological University).

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