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Auto-poetica : representations of the creative process in nineteenth-century British and American fiction

Author: Darby Lewes
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A work of art written about an artist creating a work of art is, in a sense, a novel in which the author is a character. The essays in this collection examine nineteenth-century texts that attempted  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Auto-poetica.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)607758041
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darby Lewes
ISBN: 9780739116517 0739116517
OCLC Number: 74753251
Description: xvii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A writer's writer: Herman Melville and the crafting of Pierre / Cynthia Wachtell --
Stocking up paper fictions: making, selling, and living the fictitious in the self-portraits of the Victorian popular novelist / Tamara Wagner --
"Truth-telling accents": the business of storytelling in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Legends of the Province House / Scott Ellis --
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and the American sphinx: commercial Orientalism in The story of Avis / Jeffrey Cass --
"Nobody ever guessed how much it cost her": Edna Lyall and the slow torture of the novelist / Georgia Corrick --
Wrestling with the angel in the house, slaying the monster in the attic: the artist heroines in Louisa May Alcott's "Psyche's art" and Little women / Keren Fite --
Suffering the muse: Charlotte Smith's interior other / Laura Alexander --
Creativity and social power in Jane Austen's Emma / MIchelle Ruggaber Dougherty --
"In abhorring mediocrity, admiring 'middlingness': George Eliot and amateurism / Juliette Wells --
In the (female) artist's studio: urban Bohemia's dangerous spaces / Mary Durkee. "Better than faith or works": the religion of art in Henry James' "The altar of the dead" / Benjamin Johnson --
The last temptation of Dimmesdale: art and action in The scarlet letter / Darby Lewes --
"Twisted thinkings": poetry as therapy in the work of Arthur Hugh Clough / Joseph Phelan --
Woven fictions: unraveling Pater's textural warp / Paul Fox --
Theories of creativity and the saga of Charlotte Bronte / Diane Long Hoeveler --
A picture's worth a thousand lies: portraits in Victorian literature / Nanette Thrush --
Interior designs: representations of the creative process in American protest literature / Zoe Trodd.
Responsibility: edited by Darby Lewes.

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