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Author Bennett, Andrew, 1960 December 2-

Title Ignorance : literature and agnoiology / Andrew Bennett
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (260 pages)
Contents 9780719074875; 9780719074875; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Ignorance and philosophy; 2 Literary ignorance; 3 To see as poets do:Romanticism, the sublime and poetic ignorance; 4 The opposite of epistemology:Keatsian nescience; 5 Our ignorance of others:Middlemarch and Great Expectations; 6 Joseph Conrad's blindness; 7 Children, deathand the enigmatic signifier:Wordsworth and Bowen; 8 Monsters and trees:epistemelancholia in David Hume and Henry James; 9 American ignorance:Philip Roth's American trilogy; 10 The politics of authorial ignorance:contemporary poetry
Summary This text offers a new theory of & new ways of thinking about literature, with insights into literary theory. It offers an important rethinking of Romanticism & its influence on literary studies, from the 19th century to the present. It includes new readings of a range of authors including Wordsworth, Dickens & Seamus Heaney
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) in literature.
Genre/Form Anthologies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178170242X (electronic bk.)
1847792693 (electronic bk.)
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