Literature

The Autonomy of the Self from Richardson to Huysmans

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$47.95 / £38.00
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Published:
Jul 14, 2014
1982
Pages:
342
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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Frederick Garber studies in a wide range of English, French, German, and American literary texts instances of the struggle for the self’s autonomy during the period preceding modernism. In tracing a pattern that changes from the unsettling of bourgeois conditions in Richardson to the collapse of that challenge in the Decadents, he demonstrates that this period is characterized by a pervasive dialectic of aloofness and association.

Originally published in 1982.

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