the intersection of three apparently disparate projects: the developing science of psychology
favor of exploring a personal, self-conscious subjectivity.
relied on the mimetic representation of the mind of a character and which dramatized the full range of the character’s consciousness by direct and apparently unmediated quotation of such mental processes as memories, thoughts, impressions, and sensations.
presenting the story exclusively through the thought of one or more of the characters in the story.
a story must somehow be anchored within the stream of consciousness.
Free association, in contrast, is a process in which apparently random data collected from a subject allow connections to be made from the unconscious, subconscious, and preconscious to the conscious mind of that subject. Translated and mapped to the space of narrative literatures, free association can be one element in the means used to signify the stream of consciousness.
the continuing speculations of Western philosophy
the nature of being
a personal, self-conscious subjectivity.
in some fictional works,
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