Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

Present, past and future selves

I appreciate Liz’s question about whether/how The Man Who Walked Away fits into the form of novel. Casey’s use of fragmentation and repetition is very effective. She conveys Albert’s sense of mystery and wonder and limited well of information by repeating images or … Continue reading

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You are here where the silky mist hides the deserter

Ian Hacking’s “Mad Travelers”, served to be the skeleton Maud Casey hung her novel on.  I read Casey’s first and now I wonder if I should have read the Hacking chapters first. Casey moved about the minds of her characters … Continue reading

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Maud Casey

I interviewed Maud Casey for my blog a few months ago. I thought you might be interested to read her take on her own novel–and on Hacking. You can read that here. Casey also wrote a short piece about Albert … Continue reading

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Autobiographical Self in its State of Balance

Maud Casey’s novel contains plenty of pieces that, just like Elizabeth’s puzzle, shapes one’s identity into a whole. Among these pieces what strikes me as central, at least to the Doctor’s attempt in helping Albert regain his Self, is the … Continue reading

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