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Contingency for Beginners: The Night Watch

Valerie Rohy

in Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199340194
eISBN:
9780199397358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340194.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 7 addresses Sarah Waters’s The Night Watch (2006), set during and after World War II, whose unusual narrative moves backward from 1947 to 1943 and then 1941. From past to present, we move ... More


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