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Arac, Jonathan, 1945-
Impure worlds : the institution of literature in the age of the novel / Jonathan Arac
1st ed
New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PN3499 .A68 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- History -- 19th century
Literature and society -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xiii, 210 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-194) and index
Contents Part I. Politics and the canon. The impact of Shakespeare: Goethe to Melville; The media of sublimity: Johnson and Lamb on King Lear; Hamlet, Little Dorrit, and the history of character; The struggle for the cultural heritage: Christina Stead refunctions Charles Dickens and Mark Twain; The birth of Huck's nation -- Part II. Language and reality in the age of the novel. Narrative form and social sense in Bleak house and the French Revolution; Rhetoric and realism: hyperbole in The mill on the floss; Rhetoric and realism; or, Marxism, deconstruction, and Madame Bovary; Baudelaire's impure transfers: allegory, translation, prostitution, correspondence; Huckleberry Finn without polemic

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