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"I'm still here. Sort of.": Constructed Identities in Paul Auster's City of Glass
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Paul Auster’s City of Glass contains a jumble of identities. In fact, the identities are more numerous than the characters, and consequently, characters have several different identities. Some of these identities are obvious constructs, but with others the degree of construction is less evident. Poststructuralist theory, however, puts forward the idea that these seemingly original identities are in fact constructs to the same level as all others. Thus, this essay argues that there are no original identities; identities are constructed by outer factors. This essay discusses three outer factors contributing to the construction of identities, factors commonly discussed in poststructuralist criticism, these three being language, cultural codes and chance.

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Falun, 2007. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
English; Literature; Litteratur; Auster; Post-structuralism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3355OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3355DiVA: diva2:518442
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2008-07-25 Created: 2008-07-25 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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