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Spacks, Patricia Ann Meyer

Overview
Works: 81 works in 337 publications in 2 languages and 22,338 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Sources  Domestic fiction  Stories, plots, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Speaker, Honoree
Classifications: PR858.E982, 823.509
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Novel beginnings experiments in eighteenth-century English fiction by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fresh account of eighteenth-century English fiction departs from the traditional focus on the realistic novel to emphasise the many kinds of experimentation that marked the genre before the conventions of the novel were firmly established. Treating well-known works like "Tom Jones" and "Tristram Shandy" in conjunction with less familiar texts like "Sarah Fielding's: The Cry" and "Jane Barker's: A Patchwork Screen for the Ladies", this book evokes the excitement of a multifaceted and unpredictable process of growth and change. Investigating fiction throughout the 1700s, Patricia Meyer Spacks delineates the individuality of specific texts while also suggesting connections among novels. She sketches a wide range of forms and themes, including Providential narrative, psychological thriller, political roman a clef, sentimental parable, political allegory, Gothic romance and many others. These multiple narrative experiments show the impossibility of thinking of eighteenth-century fiction simply as a precursor to the nineteenth-century novel, Spacks shows. Instead, the vast variety of engagements with the problems of creating fiction demonstrates that literary history - by no means inexorable - might have taken quite a different course
Contemporary women novelists : a collection of critical essays ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven essays probe stylistic and sexual nuances in the work of contemporary female novelists
Privacy concealing the eighteenth-century self by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Privacy, Patricia Meyer Spacks explores eighteenth-century concerns about privacy and the strategies people developed to avoid public scrutiny and social pressure. She examines, for instance, the way people hid behind common rules of etiquette to mask their innermost feelings and how, in fact, people were taught to employ such devices. She considers the erotic overtones that privacy aroused because it might conceal desire. And perhaps most important, she explores the idea of privacy as a societal threat - one that bred pretense and hypocrisy in its practitioners. Through inspired readings of novels by Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Sterne, along with a penetrating glimpse into diaries, autobiographies, poems, and works of pornography written during the period, Spacks ultimately shows how writers charted the imaginative possibilities of privacy and its social repercussions."--Jacket
The female imagination by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
24 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gossip by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the nature, morality, and aesthetics of gossip; examines gossip in history and the psychology of gossip; and analyzes gossip--as subject and literary technique--in plays, letters, biographies, and novels
John Gay by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adolescent idea : myths of youth and the adult imagination by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from the female spectator by Eliza Fowler Haywood ( )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1740s and 50s Eliza Haywood, novelist, edited several serial newspapers, including "The Female Spectator", which was written with a markedly female audience in mind. This text contains selections of this modern periodical both written by a woman and addressed to a female audience
Imagining a self : autobiography and novel in eighteenth-century England by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of vision: five eighteenth-century poets by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pride and prejudice : an annotated edition by Jane Austen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The text of Jane Austen's classic tale is accompanied by an introduction to the author's life and work and explanatory notes discussing the novel's historical context, language, characters, and themes
Desire and truth : functions of plot in eighteenth-century English novels by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boredom : the literary history of a state of mind by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What such a move meant, in society as well as literature, becomes clear in the astonishing range of fiction, poetry, conduct books, letters, and historical and sociological documents Spacks surveys. Here we see how the idea of boredom - as a point of reference or focus of opposition, as a means of characterization, repudiation, or definition, as social indictment or personal grievance - condenses a wide range of crucial meanings and attitudes. From the gendering of boredom (how women's lives came to embody both the threat of boredom and its overthrow) to canon issues (how "boring" becomes "interesting" with a sympathetic reader), the implications of the subject steadily enlarge
Eighteenth-century poetry by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The insistence of horror; aspects of the supernatural in eighteenth-century poetry by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An argument of images; the poetry of Alexander Pope by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persuasion : authoritative text, backgrounds, and contexts criticism by Jane Austen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Advocacy in the classroom : problems and possibilities ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Late Augustan prose by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading eighteenth-century poetry by Patricia Meyer Spacks ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written by world-renowned critic, Patricia Meyer Spacks, Reading Eighteenth - Century Poetry recaptures for modern readers the urgency, distinctiveness and rewarding nature of the poetry written in this period. Broadly chronological in structure, and incorporating close reading alongside astute contextual and historical detail, it exposes the multiplicity of forms, tones, and topics engaged by eighteenth-century poets. The book includes close analysis of poems by such well-known writers such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, as well as work by less familiar poets, including Stephen Duck and Mary Leapor. For those returning to eighteenth-century poetry, or delving into it for the first time, this is an essential guide to reading these challenging and powerful works of literature."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Meyer, Patricia Ann.
Meyer, Patricia Ann 1929-
Meyer Spacks, Patricia.
Meyer-Spacks, Patricia 1929-
Meyer Spacks, Patricia Ann 1929-
Shannon, Edgar
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Spacks, Patricia M. 1929-
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Languages
English (223)
Spanish (2)
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