Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, Winter

"As Soon as I Sober Up I Start Again": Alcohol and the Will in Jean Rhys's Pre-War Novels
Jean Rhys's pre-war novels, Quartet (1928), After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie (1931), Voyage in the Dark (1934), and Good Morning, Midnight (1938), thematize alcohol dependency and relate it to the questions of female agency and female desire with which...
"He Used to Wear a Veil": Pursuing the Other in Algernon Blackwood's "The Listener"
Perchance first enjoyed around flickering campfires in the preliterate times of the oral tradition, tales of mysterious doubles have thrilled and enthralled since the beginnings of storytelling, for they seek, through means subtle or overt, to illumine...
The Tragedy of Imelda's Terminal Silence in William Trevor's Fools of Fortune
The concluding terse scene of William Trevor's Big House (1) novel, Fools of Fortune (1983), portrays the return of Willie Quinn to the remnants of his ancestral home Kilneagh in County Cork, Ireland, burnt by British Black and Tan soldiers some 60...
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