Barry McCrea

 

On his book In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Cover Interview of October 10, 2011

A close-up

The first paragraph in the Introduction is about a family memory which prompted the book in the first place.

On page 11 I discuss fairytales looking at the problem of maturation and development without the promise of reproduction.

I am proudest, as far as literary analysis goes, of the Proust chapter.