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Frances Burney And Narrative Prior To Ideology

Author : Brian McCrea
ISBN : 9781611494822
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology works between Burney’s Journals and Letters and her fiction more thoroughly than any study of her in the past twenty-five years. By doing so, it offers significant reinterpretations of Burney’s four novels: Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer.
Category: Literary Criticism

Transformations Ideology And The Real In Defoe S Robinson Crusoe And Other Narratives

Author : Maximillian E. Novak
ISBN : 9781611494860
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writer Daniel Defoe was anything but a novice in writing fiction in short stories, but in turning himself into a novel-length writer, he had to explore ways of knitting his fictions together through patterns of language, imagery, and intellectual play. This book establishes the complexities and originality of Defoe as a writer.
Category: Literary Criticism

Frances Burney Dramatist

Author : Barbara Darby
ISBN : 9780813159317
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The position Frances Burney (1752-1840) holds as a novelist, journalist, and letterwriter is now undisputed, thanks to reevaluations of the canon in recent years. Yet Burney was always intrigued by, and wrote for, the stage. Though only one of Burney's dramas was performed in her lifetime, Barbara Darby places the plays in the context of performance and feminist theory, challenging past assertions about Burney that were based entirely on her novels and journals. Darby maintains that in exposing the failure of such practices and institutions as courtship, marriage, family, government, and the church, Burney's dramas often exceed her novels in the depth of their social commentary. In her four comedies and four tragedies, Burney uses stage space, dialogue, blocking, and gesture to highlight the ways power is distributed among society's members. According to Darby, these plays show that the eighteenth-century female experience was dominated by physical, psychic, and emotional regulation that included bodily punishment and the limitation of personal choice. Placing Burney alongside other prominent female playwrights of the period, Darby brings to light a substantial body of work, revealing that Burney's drama was not a casual sideline to her novel writing. Frances Burney, Dramatist, expands our appreciation of the extent to which eighteenth-century women playwrights used the stage as a forum.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lacework Or Mirror Diary Poetics Of Frances Burney Dorothy Wordsworth And Mary Shelley

Author : Magdalena Ożarska
ISBN : 9781443855730
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley sets out to determine whether each of the diaries by three female writers – namely, Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley – approximates the Philippe-Lejeunean concept of the diary as lacework or the more sweeping view, typical of the broadly conceived autobiography, which Georges Gusdorf famously likened to the mirror. The author explores Burney’s, Wordsworth’s and Shelley’s attempts at concealing the gaps between their narrating and narrated ‘I’s, as well as examining their diary lacunae, especially helpful for illustrating the gradual emergence of the diarists’ individual selves. Broader issues, connected with diary poetics, such as the use of metaphors and symbols, the degree of reliance on dialogue and ensuing narrativity, down to handling the past by means of anachronous eccentricities, are also subject to examination. The study is based on the assumption that the journal is a literary genre, which can be investigated with tools routinely used for the examination of literary texts. Yet, beyond the issues of literariness, in accordance with Philippe Lejeune’s dictum, the three journals reveal the writers’ diaristic practices. In fact, it seems that issues of the journal genre and the journal practice cannot be divorced, and neither can their lacework and mirror aspects.
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Nobody S Angels

Author : Elizabeth Langland
ISBN : 0801482208
Genre : History
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Langland argues that the middle-class wife had a more complex and important function than has previously been recognized: she mastered skills that enabled her to support a rigid class system while unknowingly setting the stage for a feminist revolution.
Category: History

Approaches To The Anglo And American Female Epic 1621 1982

Author : Bernard Schweizer
ISBN : 0754654869
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Epic has long been regarded as the exclusive domain of the male literary genius and as an incarnation of patriarchal values. This text challenges such a hegemonic stereotype by demonstrating the ways in which women writers have successfully adapted the masculine epic tradition to suit their own needs.
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The Politics Of Narrative

Author : Kenneth Wayne Graham
ISBN : UOM:39015019429086
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Newgate Narratives

Author : Gary Kelly
ISBN : 1851968121
Genre : History
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This set showcases the huge diversity of literature surrounding Newgate prison, its inmates, imagery and social and political resonances, including everything from broadsides to novels. Almost all texts are reset, while the editor's introductions and explanatory notes provide vital information on context and content.
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The Iron Pen

Author : Julia Epstein
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040979713
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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