Rereading George Eliot : changing responses to her experiments in life / Bernard J. Paris.

"In a probing analysis that has broad implications for theories of reading, Bernard J. Paris explores how personal needs and changes in his own psychology have affected his responses to George Eliot over the years. Having lost his earlier enthusiasm for her "Religion of Humanity," he...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Paris, Bernard J.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
Series:SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
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Table of Contents:
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  • Ch. 1
  • No Longer the Same Interpreter
  • Reading George Eliot Then and Now
  • Psychological Perspective
  • Rhetoric Versus Mimesis
  • Critical Controversies
  • Ch. 2
  • "An Angel Beguiled": Dorothea Brooke
  • Calvin Bedient on Middlemarch
  • Rhetorical Treatment of Dorothea
  • Dorothea as a Mimetic Character
  • Dorothea's "Education": Casaubon
  • Dorothea and Will
  • Saving Rosamond
  • Dorothea's Sad Sacrifice
  • Ch. 3
  • Two Selves of Tertius Lydgate
  • Lydgate as Foil to Dorothea
  • Prelude to Lydgate
  • Lydgate's Two Selves
  • Lydgate's Demoralization
  • Lydgate and Rosamond
  • Lydgate's Sad Sacrifice
  • Ch. 4
  • "A Dreadful Plain Girl": Mary Garth
  • Foil to the Egoists
  • Mary's Hard Life
  • Mary and Fred
  • Fred Vincy
  • That Happy Ending
  • Ch. 5
  • "This Problematic Sylph": Gwendolen Harleth
  • Great Achievements and Great Problems
  • Confusing Picture of Gwendolen
  • More Versions of Gwendolen
  • Gwendolen's Sorrows
  • Enter Grandcourt
  • Ch. 6
  • "The Crushed Penitent": Gwendolen's Transformation
  • Introduction
  • Gwendolen's Terror and Guilt
  • Captain Davilow and Mrs. Glasher
  • Postmarital Miseries
  • Ch. 7
  • Gwendolen and Daniel: A Therapeutic Relationship?
  • Critical Disagreements
  • Is Deronda's Influence Transformative?
  • Gwendolen and Grandcourt's Death
  • Deronda Not Gwendolen's Therapist
  • Gwendolen's New Existence
  • Ch. 8
  • Deronda the Deliverer
  • Imagined Human Being
  • Daniel's Peculiar Position
  • Search for a Vocation
  • Deronda's Ambivalence
  • Failed Relationship with Gwendolen.