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Patrick Mccarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 13:51:44 -0500
From: James Buzard <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: boythorn, barbary, et al.

I touch on the status of the name Barbary, and on naming in general, in
"''Anywhere's Nowhere': *Bleak House* as Autoethnography," published in the
Yale Journal of Criticism a couple of years ago.  The novel seems bent on
frustrating the desire it generates to learn characters' "true names."  I
take this as one mark of its ethnographic proposition about the relationship
between culture and selfhood.

James Buzard