Dickens and the City

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351944479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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Dickens's relationship to cities is part of his modernity and his enduring fascination. How he thought about, grasped and conceptualised the rapidly expanding and anonymous urban scene are all fascinating aspects of a critical debate which, starting virtually from Dickens's own time, has become more and more active and questioning of the significance of that new thing, the unknown and unknowable, city. Although Dickens was influenced by several European and American cities, the most significant city for Dickens was London, the city he knew as a boy in the 1820s and which developed in his lifetime to become the finance and imperial capital of the nineteenth-century. His sense of London as monumental and fashionable, modern and anachronistic, has generated a large number of writings and critical approaches: Marxist, sociological, psychoanalytic and deconstructive. Dickens looks at the city from several aspects: as a place bringing together poverty and riches; as the place of the new and of chance and coincidence, and of secret lives exposed by the special figure of the detective. Another crucial area of study is the relationship of the city to women, and women's place in the city, as well as the way Dickens's London matches up with other visual representations. This anthology of criticism surveys the field and is a major contribution to the study of cities, city culture, modernity and Dickens. It brings together key previously published articles and essays and features a comprehensive bibliography of work which scholars can continue to explore.

Dickens's Style

Author: Daniel Tyler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107028434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Written by leading scholars, this collection of essays offers the first comprehensive and accessible book on Dickens's style.

Stylistic Studies of Literature

In Honour of Professor Hiroyuki Ito

Author: Masahiro Hori,Tomoji Tabata,Hiroyuki Itō,Sadahiro Kumamoto

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Professor Hiroyuki Ito in whose honour it was conceived. It is a collection of papers on the stylistics of English and American literature written by scholars in Japan. A wide range of approaches, from traditional philological analysis to innovative new directions such as corpus stylistics and narratology are found in this book, addressing literary works as varied as the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Defoe, Austen, Dickens, and Mark Twain with Irish folktales and English-language Haiku. This volume also offers an overview of the state of the art in stylistic studies of English literature in Japan. The papers have been divided into four parts according to manner of approach: Philological Approaches, Corpus Stylistics, Narratology and Literary Stylistics.

A Tale of Two Cities

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Ruth F. Glancy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317943228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Werkgenese, Struktur und Stil bei Charles Dickens

eine kontrastive Formalanalyse von wöchentlich und monatlich publizierten Romanen

Author: Günter Bönig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Serialized fiction

Page: 257

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Die Untersuchung der Serienpublikation bei Dickens wird auf ein neues Gebiet verlagert. Wurden (neben bibliographischen Arbeiten) bisher überwiegend spezifische Einzelmerkmale diskutiert, wird hier die unterschiedliche Gesamtstruktur der wöchentlich und monatlich publizierten Romane untersucht. Dieser Arbeitsansatz erfordert die Vorschaltung formaler Methoden vor die inhaltliche Diskussion. Während eine Vergleichbarkeit der beiden Romangruppen auf der Ebene des Handlungsvorwurfs festgestellt wird, können bei dessen unterschiedlicher Ausgestaltung verschiedene neue Strukturmerkmale aufgezeigt werden.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

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The Round Table

A Saturday Review of Politics Finance, Literature, Society, and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

Author: Eugene Goodheart

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Presents critical essays that discuss the plot, characters, and major themes in the author's classic exploration of identity and belonging.

The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell

The Novels from Burmese Days to Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: Dr Loraine Saunders

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409474976

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as chronicles of failure. Contending that Orwell's novels have been undervalued as works of art, she offers extensive textual analysis to reveal an author who is in far more control of his prose than has been appreciated. Persuasively demonstrating that Orwell's novels of the 1930s such as A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying are no less important as literature than Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Saunders argues they have been victims of a critical tradition whose practitioners have misunderstood Orwell's narrative style, failed to appreciate Orwell's political stance, and were predisposed to find little merit in Orwell's novels. Saunders devotes significant attention to George Gissing's influence on Orwell, particularly with regard to his representations of women. She also examines Orwell's socialism in the context of the political climate of the 1930s, finding that Orwell, in his successful negotiation of the fine balance between art and propaganda, had much more in common with Charlie Chaplin than with writers like Stephen Spender or W. H. Auden. As a result of Saunders's detailed and accessible analysis, which illuminates how Orwell harmonized allegory with documentary, polyphonic voice with monophonic, and elegy with comedy, Orwell's contributions to the genre of political fiction are finally recognized.

Charles Dickens

The Critical Heritage

Author: Philip Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113478144X

Category: Reference

Page: 664

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

Lectures on literature

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov,Fredson Bowers

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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Reading versions of important lectures given in the 1950s demonstrate Nabokov's critical talents and reveal his judgments on the works and achievement of Austen, Dickens, Flaubert, Joyce, Kafka, Proust, and Stevenson

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

A Cultural Life, 1860-2012

Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240551X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.