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Oxford in English literature : the making, and undoing, of 'the English Athens'

Author: John Dougill
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As 'the English Athens', Oxford has long been seen as central to England's intellectual life. For over six centuries the city has been lauded, slighted, and cited in the pages of English literature. While it has been hailed as the embodiment of excellence, beauty, and truth on the one hand, it has also been attacked for its elitism, insularity, and traditionalism on the other. Oxford in English Literature provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dougill, John.
Oxford in English literature.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)645723614
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dougill
ISBN: 0472107844 9780472107841
OCLC Number: 38378622
Description: xii, 363 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: From mists to myths : enchantments of the Middle Ages --
Our most noble Athens : Renaissance and royal capital --
Of palaces and petty kings : reason to reform --
Rites and wrongs : the Oxford novel --
A Delightful lie : the Oxford myth --
The writing on the walls : from Premodern to Postmodern --
Conclusion : an Englishman's house.
Responsibility: John Dougill.
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As 'the English Athens', Oxford has long been seen as central to England's intellectual life. For over six centuries the city has been lauded, slighted, and cited in the pages of English literature. While it has been hailed as the embodiment of excellence, beauty, and truth on the one hand, it has also been attacked for its elitism, insularity, and traditionalism on the other. Oxford in English Literature provides for the first time an overview of these literary representations, ranging from Chaucer's account of medieval students to modern-day detective stories set in the city. Oxford in English Literature is aimed at the general reader with literary interests and is not burdened by specialist jargon or theory. Its familiar subject and the inclusion of numerous rare and specially commissioned illustrations and photographs make this a compelling book for those attracted to and interested in Oxford and in English literature.

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