Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel provokes a re-engagement with Derrida’s thinking in contemporary literature, with particular emphasis on the philosopher’s preoccupation with the process of writing. This is the first book-length study of Mantel’s writing, not just in terms of Derrida’s thought, but through any critical perspective or lens to date.
Table of Contents
Understanding Ellipsis as a Burst Full Stop
1. ‘She is no writer of the Gothic’: Exploding the criticism as origin
2. Fludd: Exploding the gothic as origin
3. Beyond Black: Exploding the body as origin
4. Giving Up the Ghost: Exploding the autobiography as origin
5. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street and A Change of Climate: Tracing the silence in Mantel’s corpus
6. Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies: An Elliptical Reading
7. ‘There are no endings. They are all beginnings’: Giving up as gift
Eileen Pollard is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Chester, UK.