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Impure worlds
Jonathan Arac

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Impure worlds
the institution of literature in the age of the novel
1st ed.
Jonathan Arac

Published 2011 by Fordham University Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN3499 .A68 2011

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

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9780823231782, 9780823231799, 9780823231805
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