Memory and History in George Eliot: Transfiguring the Past

Memory and History in George Eliot: Transfiguring the Past

by H. Li, Li Hao Li
     
 

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This book explores the interrelations between communal memory and the sense of history in George Eliot's novels by focusing on issues such as memory and narrative, memory and oblivion, memory and time, and the interactions between personal, communa,l and national memories. Hao Li offers a series of critical readings informed by 19th century theories and argues for

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This book explores the interrelations between communal memory and the sense of history in George Eliot's novels by focusing on issues such as memory and narrative, memory and oblivion, memory and time, and the interactions between personal, communa,l and national memories. Hao Li offers a series of critical readings informed by 19th century theories and argues for a reappraisal of George Eliot's complex understanding of the dialectics of memory and history, an understanding that both integrates and transcends the positivist and the romantic-historical approaches of her time.

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'On the one hand a closely and elegantly written critique of all her novels, Hao Li's book on the other hand weaves its way suggestively and stimulatingly through many examples of Victorian thought, British and European.' - Rosemary Ashton, Professor of English, University College, London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312228347
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/03/2000
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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Hao Li is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto.

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