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dc.contributor.authorDillon, Sarah Joanne
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-07T21:01:06Z
dc.date.available2012-11-07T21:01:06Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-10
dc.identifier.citationDillon , S J 2011 , ' Chaotic narrative : complexity, causality, time and autopoiesis in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten ' Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction , vol 52 , no. 2 , pp. 135-162 . DOI: 10.1080/00111610903380170en
dc.identifier.issn0011-1619
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dc.description.abstractDavid Mitchell is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary writers who is only just becoming the subject of academic attention. Focusing on his first novel, Ghostwritten (1999), this essay argues that the science of complexity provides a language with which to account for the novel’s complex interconnecting structure. The novel is defined as an autopoietic system according to the theories of Maturana and Varela and its engagement with the issues of causality and time explored in relation to the work of Ilya Prigogine. The paper concludes that Ghostwritten is a complex narrative system that responds to the intimate connection between the macroscopic and the microscopic in the contemporary world.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofCritique: Studies in Contemporary Fictionen
dc.rightsThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published as ‘Chaotic Narrative: Complexity, Causality, Time and Autopoiesis in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten’, Critique 52:2 (2011), 135-62 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00111610903380170en
dc.subjectDavid Mitchellen
dc.subjectGhostwrittenen
dc.subjectInterconnectionen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectAutopoiesisen
dc.subjectH.D.en
dc.subjectChaos Theoryen
dc.subjectPN0080 Criticismen
dc.subject.lccPN0080en
dc.titleChaotic narrative : complexity, causality, time and autopoiesis in David Mitchell’s Ghostwrittenen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Englishen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/00111610903380170
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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