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James Hogg

The Founder of the Psychological Novel

by Corinne de Popow

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Institution: Université Stendhal
Advisor(s): Professor Pierre Morère
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 1994
Volume: 422 pages
ISBN-10: 158112242X
ISBN-13: 9781581122428


James Hogg, a Scottish writer, was the founder of the psychological novel. He perfectly understood the notions of dream and reality, the danger of the voyage in “Nancy Chilshom”, the world of the illusions, the lure, madness and strangeness towards the reality of the tragedy, the kingdom of the fairies, death, the finality of art, the supernatural, the Devil and sorcery in Scotland, the Scotland-England couple : the female nation and the male devastator, the carnival of the masks and the reality of his Masonic initiation at the end of his life.