The Open Book is a provocative study of literary influence at work in English writing from Hardy to Woolf. Jensen reimagines the links between text and context as she endeavors to historicize literary influence, by taking Bloomian 'anxiety' and Kristevan 'intertextuality' into fields of actual history and biography. Jensen both borrows from and deconstructs the ideas of these theorists as she reads the texts of Hardy, Stephen, Woolf, Mansfield, and Middleton Murry. By doing so, The Open Book offers a fresh and pragmatic opening onto the relation between personal, cultural and institutional history on the one hand, and literary history on the other.
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About the Author
Margaret M. Jensen is a lecturer in 19th- and 20th-Century British Fiction at Kingston University in London. She is currently working on her first novel.
Table of ContentsPalimpsest A Case Study Three's a Crowd Mother/Muse, Psychic Sister? Ghost Story Ambivalence Conclusion Endnotes Selected Bibliography