Agatha Christie in dialogue with To the Lighthouse: the modernist artist

Makinen, Merja (2016) Agatha Christie in dialogue with To the Lighthouse: the modernist artist. In: The Ageless Agatha Christie: essays on the mysteries and legacy. Bernthal, Jamie, ed. McFarland, Detroit, MI, USA, pp. 11-28. ISBN 9781476663135

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Abstract

This chapter traces Christie's fascination with modernism and explores the anxiety of influence from Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse' to two novels by Christie, 'Giant's Bread' published under the literary pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and the later Poirot novel, 'The Hollow'. The chapter explores how Christie's modern artists find artistic and sexual wellbeing in a menage a trois of one form or another, in a trope lifted against the grain from the Woolf novel.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 18158
Depositing User: Merja Makinen
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 07:39
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18158

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