Echos, Doubles, and Delusions: Capgras Syndrome in Science and Literature
- The Echo Maker. Brzezinski, Steven // Antioch Review;Spring2007, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p392
Reviews the book "The Echo Maker," by Richard Powers.
- Capturing Capgras: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. Herman, Luc; Vervaeck, Bart // Style;Fall2009, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p407
This essay deals with focalization and narration as the two central means used in Richard Powers's novel The Echo Maker to capture the 'deranged' mind of Mark Schluter, the central character who suffers from Capgras and paranoia. The cognitive neurologist, Dr Weber, regards his science as a form...
- Traditional formula was too simple: A writer swaps his protagonist-vs.-antagonist approach for more complexity. Preziosi, Dominic // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Feb2009, Vol. 122 Issue 2, p39
This article explores narrative complexity and protagonists in literature. The author recounts his experience developing a story about real estate fraud victims. The author breaks up the narrative and focuses on the perspectives of different characters. Other topics include first-person...
- BANKERS IN BOOKS. Ott, Bill // American Libraries;Nov2008, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p63
The author comments on the prevalence of books portraying bankers as the protagonists. The author concedes that some novelists make unfair use of businessmen, reducing them all to objects of satire or symbols of wrongheadedness, however he notes that whether it is unfair is another matter. He...
- Hero / Heroine. Rassler, Jen // Hero/Heroine (ELL);2009, p1
A hero is a brave person. A brave person is not afraid of anything. In literature, a hero is usually the main person in a story. He usually has to solve problems. If the main character or hero is a woman, she is sometimes called a heroine. When the hero of a story is not a good person, he or she...
- Protagonist & Antagonist. Posner, Tina // Protagonist & Antagonist (ELL);2009, p1
The people in stories are called characters. A protagonist is the main character in a story. An antagonist is a character who works against the main character.
- A Churlish Hero: Contemporary Fantasies Rewrite Sir Kay. Howey, Ann F. // Extrapolation (Kent State University Press);Summer2000, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p115
Examines the characterization of the heroic role of Sir Kay, an Arthurian legendary character in several literary works. Representation of Kay as a heroic protagonist and sharp-tongued commentator of the court in the fantasy stories of Cherith Baldry and Phyllis Ann Karr; Transition of Kay's...
- Any Resemblance Is Purely Coincidental. SIEGEL, ROZ // Publishers Weekly;7/13/2015, Vol. 262 Issue 28, p72
The author presents insights on creating characters for a novel. She claims that all fiction is grounded in some truth. She notes her divergence with her protagonist. She states that part of the fun in writing fiction is scrambling up real details with invented ones, concocting an imaginary...
- anti-hero (early 17th century- ) Literary Theory. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p27
Definition of the term anti-hero is presented. It refers to the literary characters embodying the reversal of the qualities of the noble hero in Literature. The examples include the protagonist of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's "Don Quixote" and Jim Dixon in Kingsley Amis's "Lucky Jim".