Emily Bronta

Emily Bronta

by Patsy Stoneman
     
 

Charting a careful course through the bewildering profusion of material on Wuthering Heights, this Guide offers synopses of and excerpts from critical responses to the novel from the time of publication to the present day, supplemented by the most comprehensive bibliography currently available. Opening with a chapter on how Emily Brontë's

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Charting a careful course through the bewildering profusion of material on Wuthering Heights, this Guide offers synopses of and excerpts from critical responses to the novel from the time of publication to the present day, supplemented by the most comprehensive bibliography currently available. Opening with a chapter on how Emily Brontë's masterpiece was received in the nineteenth century, the Guide links together a selection of extracts that demonstrate the major critical developments of the twentieth century -- from humanism through formalism to deconstruction. Within this general framework, subsequent chapters focus on psychoanalytic readings, source studies, readings using discourse theory, work on dissemination, and political readings from Marxist, postcolonialist, and feminist points of view.

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A guide to and excerpts from the critical commentary on the only novel this particular Bront<:e> (1818-48) published. Stoneman (English, U. of Hull) arranges the commentary into sections on Victorian responses: power, propriety, and poetry; the rise and fall of the author: humanism, formalism, deconstruction; psychoanalysis: uncovering the unconscious; sources, discourses, disseminations; and political readings: Marxism, postcolonialism, feminism. Paper edition (unseen), $14.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231119207
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Patsy Stoneman teaches at Hall University

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