Victorian photography and literary nostalgia (Book, 2003) []
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Victorian photography and literary nostalgia

Victorian photography and literary nostalgia

Author: Helen Groth
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Photography symbolized the possibility of creating an ideal archive to many Victorians, an archive in which no moment or experience need be forgotten. This seductive idea had particular appeal for a generation of writers preoccupied with their own mortality and the erosion of tradition in an age distracted by the ever-changing spectacle of the present. many early photographers and publishers shared this temporal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Geschichte 1798-1902
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Groth
ISBN: 0199256241 9780199256242
OCLC Number: 52902600
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Nostalgia and poetic idylls in early Victorian photographic discourse --
Wordsworthian afterlives and photographic nostalgia --
Scott, technology, and nostalgic reinvention --
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, photography, and the afterlife of poetry --
Cameron, Tennyson, and the luxury of reminiscing --
Literary ephemera and the timeless image in late nineteenth-century literary culture.
Responsibility: Helen Groth.
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Looks back to the early days of photography, when writers, publishers, and photographers were only beginning to consider the impact of this different way of seeing on their work and lives. This work  Read more...


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