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Thinking through style : non-fiction prose of the long nineteenth century

Author: Michael D Hurley; Marcus Waithe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What is 'style', and how does it relate to thought in language? It has often been treated as something merely linguistic, independent of thought, ornamental; stylishness for its own sake. Or else it has been said to subserve thought, by mimicking, delineating, or heightening ideas that are already expressed in the words. This ambitious and timely book explores a third, more radical possibility in which style
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Hurley; Marcus Waithe
ISBN: 9780198737827 0198737823
OCLC Number: 992779729
Description: xiv, 359 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: thinkers, thinking, style, stylists / Michael D. Hurley and Marcus Waithe --
'A hare in every nettle': Coleridge's prose / James Engell --
Charles Lamb ... Seriously / Matthew Bevis --
Keeping to William Hazlitt / Freya Johnston --
'Pictures' and 'signs': creative thinking in Shelley's prose, 1816-21 / Michael O'Neill --
'The greatest irregular': Thomas Carlyle's re-creative purpose in The French Revolution / Ruth Scurr --
John Henry Newman: thinking out into language / Michael D. Hurley --
'Things pressing to be said': Harriet Martineau's mission to inform / Valerie Sanders --
Emerson and the impossibilities of style / Adam Phillips --
Darwin's theological virtues / James Williams --
'Just proportions': the material of George Eliot's writing / Dinah Birch --
Ruskin's style of thought: animating redescription in the late writings / Marcus Waithe --
The idea of Matthew Arnold / David Russell --
Walter Pater's dream rhythms / Angela Leighton --
Cashing in on William James / Philip Davis --
Touch-and-go with Robert Louis Stevenson / Adrian Poole --
Oscar Wilde: thinking style / Hugh Haughton --
Vernon Lee's handling of words / Catherine Maxwell --
Christmas and the superman: Chesterton's levitations / Simon Jarvis --
Virginia Woolf: writing and the ordinary mind / Susan Sellers --
Vexing the thoughtless: T.S. Eliot's early criticism / Stefan Collini.
Responsibility: edited by Michael D. Hurley and Marcus Waithe.

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