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Reading for Our Time: Adam Bede and Middlemarch Revisited
     

Reading for Our Time: Adam Bede and Middlemarch Revisited

by J Miller
 

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A masterclass in attentive reading that opens up brilliant insights into two of George Eliot's novels Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention to linguistic

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A masterclass in attentive reading that opens up brilliant insights into two of George Eliot's novels Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention to linguistic detail and especially to figures of speech. By relating mistakes like Dorothea's about Casaubon to current affairs, Miller's 'readings for today' can help us to come to terms with our human, social and political situation and even inspire us to act to ameliorate it.

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Any scholar who wishes to think seriously about Eliot's fiction must read this book.... Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748647286
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. Hillis Miller is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California at Irvine

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