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Exploring stream of consciousness as a narrative technique in modern novels


Noor, Rohimmi and Talif, Rosli and Abdul, Zanyar Kareem (2013) Exploring stream of consciousness as a narrative technique in modern novels. Malaysian Journal of Languages and Linguistics, 2 (1). pp. 107-119. ISSN 2231-8593; ESSN: 2289-8212


This paper provides various discussions and opinions on stream of consciousness in general and how it has flourished from its origins until modern times and its appearance in modern novels. The present paper includes several parts: stream of consciousness according to critics, how the concept has flourished in the history of the modern novel and its sources, including the novelists who developed it. In addition, psychoanalytical discussion is considered according to the Freudian theory of dream work and its relation to this research. The main aim in this paper is to make readers understand the modern concept of stream of consciousness in the context of modern novels and its psychological consequences according to Freudian psychological theory. In discussions of stream of consciousness, Joyce’s contributions should be emphasized because he developed the technique (Steinberg 7). Joyce and his brother, Sianislaus, worked on a type of writing employing stream of consciousness. This paper also touches on some other authors connected lo stream of consciousness, such as Woolf and Richardson, and briefly discusses their impact on the literary world.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Malaysian Association of Modern Languages
Keywords: Stream of consciousness; Psychoanalysis; Interior monologue; Memory; Literary technique
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 03:13
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 03:13
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27970
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