“This is not for you”: Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built

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dc.contributor.author Slocombe, William
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-11T16:51:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-11T16:51:12Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Slocombe , W 2005 , ' “This is not for you”: Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built ' Modern Fiction Studies , vol 51 , no. 1 , pp. 88-109 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0026-7724
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83943
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1045
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1045
dc.description Slocombe, William, '“This is not for you”: Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built', Modern Fiction Studies (2005) 51 (1) pp.88-109 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract 'This is not for you' is the dedication in Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves and reveals that House of Leaves is not intended for the reader, whoever he or she may be. This is because House of Leaves introduces the idea that nihilism exists beneath all forms of discourse, whether linguistic (the literary) or visual (the architectural). The problem of nihilism is implicit in most postmodern or poststructuralist fiction, but House of Leaves suggests a much more radical approach in which nihilism is something that can never come into Being. More properly, this means that rather than nihilism having a construction, it is that which exists before construction or is that upon which a construction is built. Through the figure of the house, Danielewski offers an unprecedented textual meditation on the nature of nothingness and the way in which this relates to literature, architecture, and philosophy. en
dc.format.extent 22 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Modern Fiction Studies en
dc.title “This is not for you”: Nihilism and the House that Jacques Built en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2005.0015
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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