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Being English : narratives, idioms, and performances of national identity from Coleridge to Trollope

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Wolfreys
ISBN: 0791421015 9780791421017 0791421023 9780791421024
OCLC Number: 29428383
Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the "seemingly indecipherable metaphysics of being" English or, where to begin? --
1. Of detours, returns, addictions and women: Coleridge, Wordsworth and national identity --
2. Matthew Arnold, Englishness and a question of spirit --
3. Arnold, Englishness and critical avoidance: a reading of "My countrymen" --
4. Critical nationalism and the "truth" of (identity in) Elizabeth Gaskell --
5. Wilkie Collins and the (secret) heart of English culture --
6. The ideology of Englishness: the paradoxes of Tory-Liberal culture and national identity in Daniel Deronda --
7. Reading Trollope: Whose Englishness is it anyway? --
(In) Conclusion: Towards a new Victorianism?
Responsibility: Julian Wolfreys.

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