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Samuel Butler, Victorian against the grain : a critical overview

Author: James G Paradis
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
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"Samuel Butler (1835-1902), Victorian satirist, critic, and visual artist, possessed one of the most original and inquiring imaginations of his age. The author of two satires, Erewhon (1872) and The Way of All Flesh (1903), Butler's intellectually adventurous explorations along the cultural frontiers of his time appeared in volume after eccentric volume." "Despite Butler's range and achievement, there remains  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Samuel Butler, Victorian against the grain.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607680078
Online version:
Samuel Butler, Victorian against the grain.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608482179
Named Person: Samuel Butler; Samuel Butler; Samuel Butler; Samuel Butler; Samuel Butler; Samuel Butler; Samuel Butler; Samuel (Schriftsteller Butler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Paradis
ISBN: 9780802097453 0802097456
OCLC Number: 159897542
Description: xii, 423 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: From Canterbury settlement to Erewhon: Butler and antipodean counterpoint / Roger Robinson --
Butler, memory, and the future / Gillian Beer --
Ironies of biblical criticism: from Samuel Butler's 'resurrection' essay and the fair haven to erewhon revisited / Elinor Shaffer --
'The written symbol extends infinitely': Samuel Butler and the writing of evolutionary theory / David Amigoni --
'A conspiracy of one': Butler, natural theology, and victorian popularization / Bernard Lightman --
Evolutionary psychology and the way of all flesh / Sally Shuttleworth --
Samuel Butler as late-victorian bachelor: regulating and representing the homoerotic / Herbert Sussman --
Mind matters: Butler and late nineteenth-century psychology / Ruth Parkin-Gounelas --
Samuel Butler, local identity, and the periodizing of northern italian art: the travel writer-painter's view of art history / Clarice Zdanski --
Samuel Butler's photography: observation and the dynamic past / Elizabeth Edwards --
Butler's narcissus: 'a tame oratorio' / Ellen T. Harris --
Why Homer was (not) a woman: the reception of the authoress of the odyssey / Mary Beard --
Butler after Butler: the man of letters as outsider / James G. Paradis.
Responsibility: edited by James G. Paradis.
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