Re-reading the eighteenth-century novel : studies in reception /

"Re-Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel adds to the dynamically developing subfield of reception studies within eighteenth-century studies. Lipski shows how secondary visual and literary texts live their own lives in new contexts, while being also attentive to the possible ways in which these...

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Main Author: Lipski, Jakub (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.
Series:Routledge focus on literature.
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Summary:"Re-Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel adds to the dynamically developing subfield of reception studies within eighteenth-century studies. Lipski shows how secondary visual and literary texts live their own lives in new contexts, while being also attentive to the possible ways in which these new lives may tell us more about the source texts. To this end the book offers five case studies of how canonical novels of the eighteenth century by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding and Laurence Sterne came to be interpreted by readers from different historical moments, as reflected by secondary cultural texts. Lipski prioritises responses that may seem non-standard or even disconnected from the original, appreciating difference as a gateway to unobvious territories, as well as expressing doubts regarding readings that verge on misinterpretative appropriation. The material encompasses textual and visual testimonies of reading, including book illustration, prints and drawings, personal documents, reviews, literary response texts and pieces of literary criticism. The case studies have been arranged into three sections: visual transvaluations, reception in Poland and critical afterlives, and are concluded by a discussion of the most recent socio-political uses and revisions of eighteenth-century fiction in the Age of Trump (2016-2020)"--
Item Description:"Routledge Focus"--from cover.
Physical Description:viii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780367716370
0367716372
9780367716387
0367716380