Mysterious Minds : The Making of Private and Collective Consciousness in Marja-Liisa Vartio's Novels

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Nykänen , E 2017 , Mysterious Minds : The Making of Private and Collective Consciousness in Marja-Liisa Vartio's Novels . Studia Fennica Litteraria , no. 10 , Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura , Helsinki . https://doi.org/10.21435/sflit.10

Title: Mysterious Minds : The Making of Private and Collective Consciousness in Marja-Liisa Vartio's Novels
Author: Nykänen, Elise
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 332
Belongs to series: Studia Fennica Litteraria
ISBN: 978-952-222-864-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21435/sflit.10
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306921
Abstract: Marja-Liisa Vartio (1924 1966) is considered one of the foremost innovators of consciousness presentation in the Finnish post-war modernism. Mysterious Minds explores the portrayal of fictional minds in her novels. It is the first study to examine the subject in depth. The volume suggests alternative methods for reading Vartio’s fictional minds not only as private, solipsist and self-reflective consciousnesses but also as social, collective and interconnected entities. These interacting minds sometimes remain unreadable and mysterious even to characters themselves. The volume is an enjoyable and beneficial read both for students and scholars sharing an interest in recent cognitive and affective narrative studies as well as for everyone interested in Vartio’s oeuvre. Marja-Liisa Vartio (1924 1966) is considered one of the foremost innovators of consciousness presentation in the Finnish post-war modernism. Mysterious Minds explores the portrayal of fictional minds in her novels. It is the first study to examine the subject in depth. The volume suggests alternative methods for reading Vartio’s fictional minds not only as private, solipsist and self-reflective consciousnesses but also as social, collective and interconnected entities. These interacting minds sometimes remain unreadable and mysterious even to characters themselves. The volume is an enjoyable and beneficial read both for students and scholars sharing an interest in recent cognitive and affective narrative studies as well as for everyone interested in Vartio’s oeuvre.
Subject: 6122 Literature studies
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