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Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing: Collected Essays and Autobiography

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Before his death from leukemia at the age of 36, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an…
Representation, Heterodoxy, And Aesthetics: Essays In Honor Of Ronald Paulson

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This book is a wide-ranging study of British literature and art from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries, one that stresses the connections between visual and verbal representation. Key emphases of the book include aesthetics, the aims and…
Penguin Book Of English Pastoral Verse
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|January 1, 1982

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Representation, Heterodoxy, and Aesthetics: Essays in Honor of Ronald Paulson
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|December 23, 2014

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This book is a wide-ranging study of British literature and art from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries, one that stresses the connections between visual and verbal representation. Key emphases of the book include aesthetics, the aims and…
Edward Pugh Of Ruthin 1763-1813: A Native Artist

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Born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Edward Pugh (1763–1813) was a Welsh-speaking artist and writer who worked as a miniaturist in London, exhibiting frequently at the Royal Academy. But Pugh’s passion was the landscape, and he painted remarkable views of…
The Spirit of Despotism: Invasions of Privacy in the 1790s

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How was the social and cultural life of Britain affected by the fear that the French Revolution would spread across the channel? In this brilliant, engagingly written, and profusely illustrated book, John Barrell, well-known for his studies of the history,…
Imagining the King's Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regicide, 1793-1796
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|March 15, 2000

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It is high treason in British law to 'imagine' the king's death. But after the execution of Louis XVI in 1793, everyone in Britain must have found themselves imagining that the same fate might befall George III. How easy was it to distinguish between…
The Infection of Thomas De Quincey: A Psychopathology of Imperialism
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|June 26, 1991

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Thomas De Quincey, best known for his book Confessions of an English Opium Eater , was a journalist and propagandist of Empire, of oriental aggression, and of racial paranoia. The greater part of the fourteen volumes of his collected writings concerns the…
The Dark Side Of The Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 1730-1840

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The eighteenth-century saw a radical change in the depiction of country life in English painting: feeling less constrained by the conventions of classical or theatrical pastoral, landscape painters attempted to offer a portrayal of what life was really like, or…