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Romantic narrative : Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft

Author: Tilottama Rajan
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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Often identified with its lyric poetry, Romanticism has come to be dismissed by historicists as an ineffectual idealism. By focusing on Romantic narrative, noted humanist Tilottama Rajan takes issue with this identification, as well as with the equation of narrative itself with the governmental apparatus of the Novel. Exploring the role of narrativity in the works of Romantic writers, Rajan also reflects on larger  Read more...
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Named Person: Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mary Hays; William Godwin; Mary Wollstonecraft; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mary Hays; William Godwin; Mary Wollstonecraft; Percy B Shelley; Mary Hays; William Godwin; Mary Wollstonecraft; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mary Hays; William Godwin; Mary Wollstonecraft
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tilottama Rajan
ISBN: 9780801897214 0801897211
OCLC Number: 499179062
Description: xxvii, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The trauma of lyric: Shelley's missed encounter with poetry in Alastor --
Shelley's Promethean narratives: gothic anamorphoses in Zastrozzi, St. Irvyne, and Prometheus unbound --
Unbinding the personal: autonarration, epistolarity and genotext in Mary Hays' Memoirs of Emma Courtney --
The scene of judgment: trial and confession in Godwin's Caleb Williams and other fiction --
Gambling, alchemy, speculation: Godwin's critique of pure reason in St. Leon --
Whose text?: Godwin's editing of Mary Wollstonecraft's The wrongs of woman.
Responsibility: Tilottama Rajan.
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With philosophical sophistication and extraordinary critical intelligence, Rajan also presents complex and original readings. Choice 2011

 
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