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date: 25 January 2020

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Through a close reading of several works by contemporary Hong Kong author Dung Kai-Cheung, and particularly his recent novel Works and Creations, this chapter examines how Dung deploys a dialectics of anticipatory loss and belated recognition to comment not only on the status of contemporary Hong Kong but also on the process of fiction-writing itself. The analysis draws on the precisely inverse Freudian concepts of the fetish and of deferred action, which approach the present through the prism of either an anticipated future loss or a belated reassessment of a past event, while also reflecting more broadly on the relationship between temporality and narration.

Keywords: Dung Kai-Cheung, Hong Kong literature, temporality, fetish, deferred action

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