The theme of productive unity in John Barth's Giles goat-boy

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dc.contributor.advisor Clifton, Lucile en_US
dc.contributor.author Stevens, Marcia P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:33Z
dc.date.created 1975 en_US
dc.date.issued 1975
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1975 .S84 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181165
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the theme of Productive Unity in John Barth’s novel, Giles Goat – Boy. Productive Unity is the process in which the tendency to individuation and the tendency to connection counteract resulting in a unity in polarity. In part, Barth deals with Productive Unity by showing the intellectual development of his protagonist, George Giles. This study has traced George’s development as he moves towards a discovery and understanding of Productive Unity. Barth also treats Productive Unity in his characterization. This study has discussed characterization in terms of the characters’ attempts to distinguish between opposites in accordance with the tendency to individuation, to ignore distinctions in accordance with the tendency to connection, and to simultaneously distinguish between opposites and ignore distinctions in accordance with Productive Unity. Further, this study has examined the theme of Productive Unity as Barth develops it through his idea of cyclology.
dc.format.extent iii, 102, [1] leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Barth, John. Giles goat-boy. en_US
dc.title The theme of productive unity in John Barth's Giles goat-boy en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416397 en_US


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