Michael Neve, 8 November 1990
Show More The Double in 19th-Century Fiction by John Herdman.
Macmillan, 174 pp., £35, August 1990, 9780333490242Show More
Romanticism and the Sciences edited by Andrew Cunningham and Nicholas Jardine.
Cambridge, 345 pp., £40, June 1990, 0 521 35602 4Show More
Schizophrenia: A Scientific Delusion? by Mary Boyle.
Routledge, 248 pp., £35, September 1990, 0 415 04096 5Show More
“... gets such good historical answers. From Tymms (1949) to Miller (1985) to the touchingly named Herdman (is he trying to keep us safe, inside the yard?) the literary study of doubles roots itself in Christian accounts of the world, describing how, by trick, by election or by sin, characters break open, split apart, see things that may be themselves, even ...”