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    'Strange Diagonal which was thought to be so pure': calculating the square root of Tom McCarthy’s geometric exhortation

    Blacklock, Mark (2016) 'Strange Diagonal which was thought to be so pure': calculating the square root of Tom McCarthy’s geometric exhortation. In: Duncan, Dennis (ed.) Tom McCarthy: Critical Essays. Contemporary Writers. Canterbury, UK: Gylphi, pp. 69-94. ISBN 9781780240602.

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    Book synopsis: Since the appearance of Remainder in 2005, Tom McCarthy has emerged as one of the most significant British novelists of the twenty-first century, with two of his first four novels appearing on the Man Booker shortlist. This collection, the first devoted to McCarthy, offers a breadth of angles on the novels Remainder (2005), Men in Space (2007), C (2010), and Satin Island (2015), placing them in their literary and philosophical contexts, from the avant-gardes of the early twentieth century to the speculative realists of the early twenty-first. The essays cover topics ranging from the roles that geometry, architecture, memory, materiality, and posthumanism play in McCarthy’s writing; they consider his relation to modernism and to postmodernism; and they examine his artistic output under the guise of the International Necronautical Society.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Tom McCarthy, Contemporary Literature, Geometry
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Mark Blacklock
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 14:47
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:39


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