The Making of Orcadia: Narrative Identity in the Prose Work of George MacKay Brown Berthold Schoene

ISBN: 9783631487709

Published: May 1st 1995

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296 pages


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The Making of Orcadia: Narrative Identity in the Prose Work of George MacKay Brown  by  Berthold Schoene

The Making of Orcadia: Narrative Identity in the Prose Work of George MacKay Brown by Berthold Schoene
May 1st 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 296 pages | ISBN: 9783631487709 | 5.66 Mb

The gradual establishment of George Mackay Brown as Orkneys literary spokesman over the last four decades has instigated a revival of the Orcadian tradition in literature. In light of Paul Ricoeurs concept of narrative identity this study exploresMoreThe gradual establishment of George Mackay Brown as Orkneys literary spokesman over the last four decades has instigated a revival of the Orcadian tradition in literature.

In light of Paul Ricoeurs concept of narrative identity this study explores the correlations between Browns work and the construction and maintenance of a distinct Orkney identity. It posits that communal identity derives from dynamic narrative processes merging fact and fiction into a story that is generally accepted as authentic in spite of its essentially mythic nature.



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