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Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Autor: George Eliot; Nancy Henry
Editora: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [1994]
Edição/Formato   Livro : Ficção : Publicação de governo estadual ou província : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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Impressions of Theophrastus Such, published in 1879, marks the end of George Eliot's career and the end of her life with George Henry Lewes. In many ways this fable is a final testimony to her brilliance, and yet it is puzzling that it has traditionally been judged as inferior to her other works. It remains, on the contrary, a significant reflection of her earlier works and an experiment apart from them. As Nancy  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Fiction
Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
Impressions of Theophrastus Such.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [1994]
(OCoLC)623809097
Tipo de Material: Ficção, Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: George Eliot; Nancy Henry
ISBN: 0877454884 9780877454885
Número OCLC: 32211597
Descrição: xli, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Responsabilidade: George Eliot ; edited by Nancy Henry.

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Impressions of Theophrastus Such, published in 1879, marks the end of George Eliot's career and the end of her life with George Henry Lewes. In many ways this fable is a final testimony to her brilliance, and yet it is puzzling that it has traditionally been judged as inferior to her other works. It remains, on the contrary, a significant reflection of her earlier works and an experiment apart from them. As Nancy Henry points out in her comprehensive introduction, this book goes beyond even Daniel Deronda in positing the role of collective memory in the future of national cultures and the power of literary texts in creating and preserving both. It is a complex and deeply intelligent synthesis of Eliot's previous great works as well as an interesting departure from them. It signals the culmination of her development as a writer of organic form and the beginning of what could be termed an early modernist experimentation through fragmentation of form. In eight dexterous chapters, Theophrastus reflects on the habits of his contemporaries - on their tendency to romanticize past ages, the ruthless nature of scholarly debate, the mocking of traditionally revered works of the absurdity of decadence in art, and the justification for Jewish and other modern nationalisms. As the character of Theophrastus emerges and coheres, the mature and accomplished George Eliot asks what has become of nineteenth-century English culture while speculating on how it might adapt and survive.

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