Children, deathand the enigmatic signifier
Wordsworth and Bowen
in Ignorance
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This chapter examines a poem from the early nineteenth century, and a novel from the early twentieth, which show the ignorance of children, considering several coincidences related to these texts, including the fact that these two texts were written by authors who were childless at the time. It also briefly discusses the presentation of childhood nescience in the discourse that is most concerned with it, namely psychoanalysis.


Literature and agnoiology


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