The Resource Dickens' novels as poetry : allegory and literature of the city, Jeremy Tambling

Dickens' novels as poetry : allegory and literature of the city, Jeremy Tambling

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Dickens' novels as poetry : allegory and literature of the city
Title
Dickens' novels as poetry
Title remainder
allegory and literature of the city
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Tambling
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Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens' novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens' novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens' writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received ideas and modes of living. Arguing that Dickens, within nineteenth-century modernity, sees language as always double, Tambling draws on a wide range of Victorian texts and current critical theory to explore Dickens' interest in literature and popular song, and what happens in jokes, in caricature, in word-play and punning, and in naming. Working from Dickens' earliest writings to the latest, deftly combining theory with close analysis of texts, the book examines Dickens' key novels, such as Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. It considers Dickens as constructing an urban poetry, alert to language coming from sources beyond the individual, and relating that to the dream-life of characters, who both can and cannot awake to fuller, different consciousness. Drawing on Walter Benjamin, Lacan, and Derrida, Tambling shows how Dickens writes a new and comic poetry of the city, and that the language constitutes an unconscious and secret autobiography. This volume takes Dickens scholarship in exciting new directions and will be of interest to all readers of nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies, and more widely, to all readers of literature"--
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YDXCP
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.A4
LC item number
T36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in nineteenth-century literature
Series volume
13
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Dickens' novels as poetry : allegory and literature of the city, Jeremy Tambling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
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  • net
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930327977
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317612896
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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.b34528222
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)930327977
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Library Locations

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