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

Author: Darby Lewes
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darby Lewes
ISBN: 9780739116517 0739116517
OCLC Number: 237098979
Description: XVII, 239 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Protagonist: The Nineteenth-century Kunstlerroman in Britain and America Part 2 Selling One's Self: The Artist and the Marketplace Chapter 3 A Writer's Writer: Herman Melville and the Crafting of Pierre Chapter 4 Stocking up Paper Fictions: Making, Selling, and Living the Fictitious in the Self-Portraits of the Victorian Popular Novelist Chapter 5 "Truth-Telling Accents": The Business of Storytelling in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Legends of Province House Chapter 6 Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and the American Sphinx: Commercial Orientalism in The Story of Avis Part 7 Gender and the Kunstlerroman: Oppression and Liberation Chapter 8 "Nobody Ever Guessed How Much It Cost Her": Edna Lyall and the Slow Torture of the Novelist Chapter 9 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 Chapter 10 Suffering the Muse: Charlotte Smith's Interior Other Chapter 11 Creativity and Social Power in Jane Austen's Emma Chapter 12 "In Abhorring Mediocrity, Admiring 'Middlingness'": George Eliot and Amateurism Chapter 13 In the (Female) Artist's Studio: Urban Bohemia's Dangerous Spaces Part 14 Art as Religion Chapter 15 "Better than faith or works": The Religion of Art in Henry Jame's "The Altar of the Dead" Chapter 16 The Last Temptation of Dimmesdale: Art and Artistry in The Scarlet Letter Chapter 17 "Twisted Thinkings": Poetry as Therapy in the Work of Arthur Hugh Clough Part 18 The Sibling Arts: Theory, Painting, and Politics Chapter 19 Woven Fictions: Unraveling Pater's Textural Warp Chapter 20 Theories of Creativity and the Saga of Charlotte Bronte Chapter 21 A Picture's Worth a Thousand Lies: Portraits in Victorian Literature Chapter 22 Interior Designs: Representations of the Creative Process in American Protest Literature
Responsibility: ed. by Darby Lewes.


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