Twins in Literature and Fiction: Bonding, Individuation, and Identity

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Pages:116
ISBN:1-4955-0754-8
978-1-4955-0754-0
Price:$119.95
This monograph examines a dozen British and American novels that focus on identical (monozygotic) twins, and attempts to determine how the complex relationships between twin siblings are perceived via the lens of modern English fiction.

Reviews

"In my opinion for members of my field this text will prove most useful from the point of view of developmental psychology. It is interesting to observe how many novelists who do hot have a background in psychology appear to write about psychological and developmental aspects of twinship anyway. Sometimes they are right but sometimes they are not. Dr. Mujahid did us a service by extensively reviewing literature and popular fiction and then pointing out (based on her non-fictional research) which elements of twin fiction are plausible and which do not."
Professor Zeenat Ismail Noor,
The Institute of Business Administration


Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter One: "Magical Closeness" and the Conjoined Spirit: The Twin Bond as Evinced by Dizygotic and Monozygotic Fictional Examples

Chapter Two: "Genetic Celebrities" of Ambivalent Duality: The Importance of Individuation for Monozygotic Twins

Chapter Three: On the Indigo End of a Spectrum of Duality: Dominant, Disturbed, and Isolated Twins

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index