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Ackland traces the influence of Schopenhauer to show how the philosopher's ideas of will and knowledge are employed by Richardson. Richard's experience at Barambogie dramatizes the stripping of all vestiges of will to produce the "pure subject of knowing". Mary is the terrestial antithesis to this transcendant state, maintaining a fine balance in the closing chapters, but Richard's death and burial remain the focus of the narrative.

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    y Westerly vol. 42 no. 3 Spring 1997 Z598913 1997 periodical issue 1997 pg. 73-84
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