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Wonder in the Age of Enlightenment

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter turns to early modern and eighteenth-century theory of wonder in order to establish how the eighteenth century reinvents wonder for an enlightened age. This chapter shows how travel ... More


Imagining the Facts in Kingston’s Memoirs

Alex Zwerdling

in The Rise of the Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Maxine Hong Kingston conceived her innovative twin memoirs, The Woman Warrior and China Men, as a new form of autobiography that mixes “the facts” of her family’s lives and of the historical record ... More


Representations: The Past as Style

Oliver Herford

in Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter considers the past as a field for literary representation in James’s late personal writings, discriminating between fictional and non-fictional representations of the recent past as ... More


‘Everything Counts’: Prefaces to the New York Edition

Oliver Herford

in Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the Prefaces to the New York Edition (1907–9), in particular the frequent passages recalling the composition of a novel or story. Treating the Prefaces as a composite writerly ... More


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