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Marriage, writing, and romanticism : Wordsworth and Austen after war / Eric C. Walker.

Walker, Eric C. (Author).
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Robertson Library PR5892.M3W35 2009 37348007184435 STACKS Available -
Subject: Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 > Criticism and interpretation.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Criticism and interpretation.
Marriage in literature.
English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Marriage > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Romanticism > Great Britain.

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  • ISBN: 9780804773652 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780804760928 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0804760926 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0804773653 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 283 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Mapping marriage -- 2. Muse of indifference -- 3. Marriage and the end of war -- 4. Marriage and siblings -- 5. Marriage and friends -- 6. Marriage.
Summary: "Marriage, Writing, and Romanticism studies marriage in two sets of literary texts from the Regency decade, the novels of Jane Austen - who avoided marriage in her own life but seems to have written about nothing else - and a set of noncanonical and generally unfamiliar poems by William Wordsworth, who seems never to turn to the subject of his own marriage." "With other Romantic writers who also figure in this study, Austen and Wordsworth confronted the impossibility of writing about anything other than marriage and the imperative either to celebrate or condemn it. Thanks to the latest scholarly editions of Wordsworth, Walker introduces previously undiscussed material." "Walker reads conjugality as the compulsory ground of modern identity, an Enlightenment legacy we still grapple with today, and offers new perspectives on literature through the writing of Austen and Wordsworth and theories of marriage in Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and, in our time, Adam Phillips and Stanley Cavell." --Book Jacket.

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