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By Dan McCall
In The Silence of Bartleby, Dan McCall proposes a new reading of Herman Melville's classic short tale "Bartleby, The Scrivener." McCall discuss in detail how "Bartleby has been read in the last half-century by practitioners of widely used critical...
By Kristin Ross
A view of France in the 1870s and the brief existence of the Paris Commune. It covers the Commune's anarchist culture - its political language and social relations, its values, strategies and stances. Central to the analysis is a close textual reading of Arthur Rimbaud's poetry.
Reading Victorian Fiction: The Cultural Context and Ideological Content of the Nineteenth-Century Novel
By Andrew Blake
A study of the interrelationship of the Victorian novel with other forms of writings, arguing that the whole literary culture was concerned with the production of Victorian values, including novels, an active part in the compromise between aristocratic and middle class cultures in this period.
Through a close reading of major works in nineteenth-century children's fantasy, Honig demonstrates that although Victorian women were still being repressed in the home and the marketplace, the female figure in literature played a role that was quite different from the traditional stereotype of the meek, submissive wife and mother.
This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky's studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle."Bakhtin's statement on the dialogical nature of artistic creation, and his differentiation of...
Shows how William Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry.