Post-Romantic Consciousness: Dickens to Plath

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In this sequel to his Romantic Consciousness, John Beer discusses further questionings of human consciousness: both the degree to which Dickens's conscious dramatizing differs from the subconscious workings of his psyche and the exploration of subliminal consciousness by nineteenth-century psychical researchers. Discussions of questions of "Being" by thinkers such as Heidegger, Sartre and Havel are accompanied by the assertion that creative writers such as Woolf and Lawrence, followed by Hughes and Plath, showed ...

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Overview

In this sequel to his Romantic Consciousness, John Beer discusses further questionings of human consciousness: both the degree to which Dickens's conscious dramatizing differs from the subconscious workings of his psyche and the exploration of subliminal consciousness by nineteenth-century psychical researchers. Discussions of questions of "Being" by thinkers such as Heidegger, Sartre and Havel are accompanied by the assertion that creative writers such as Woolf and Lawrence, followed by Hughes and Plath, showed a deeper debt than philosophical contemporaries to their Romantic predecessors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403905185
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/3/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

John Beer is Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Peterhouse.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
1 Questioning Consciousness 1
2 Dickens's Unfinished Fiction 10
3 Essaying the Heights, Sounding the Depths, of Being: F. W. H. Myers and Edmund Gurney 44
4 James, Heidegger, Sartre, Havel: More Versions of Being 77
5 Woolf's Moments; Lawrence's Daemon 109
6 Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: The Hazards of Incompleteness 141
Notes 175
Index 198
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