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Nicola J. Watson
THE AUTHOR'S EFFECTS: ON WRITER'S HOUSE MUSEUMS
(Oxford, 2020) xii + 336 pp.
Reviewed by LuAnn McCracken Fletcher on 2020-07-09
Victorian Culture
Reading this book feels a lot like visiting a museum.
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Anne Toner
Jane Austen's Style: Narrative Economy and the Novel’s Growth
(Cambridge, 2020) xi + 210 pp.
Reviewed by Megan Quinn on 2020-07-09
Austen Studies
We often treat Jane Austen's narrative economy as a truth universally acknowledged.
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Karen Swann
LIVES OF THE DEAD POETS: KEATS, SHELLEY, COLERIDGE
(Fordham, 2019) 178 pp.
Reviewed by Jonathan Culler on 2020-07-08
Romantic Poetry
This book, Swann explains, "explores the insistence of biography in the reception histories of Keats, Shelley, and Coleridge, three British romantic poets who could be said to have shared a condition of premature arrest" (1).
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Will Bowers
THE ITALIAN IDEA: ANGLO-ITALIAN RADICAL LITERARY CULTURE, 1815-1823
(Cambridge, 2020) xix + 269 pp.
Reviewed by Maria Schoina on 2020-07-05
In recent years, studies of British Romanticism have tended to challenge the national contours of this literary and cultural movement by emphasizing instead its international perspectives, its intercultural features and contacts, its cosmopolitan connections with Europe, America, and the wider world.
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Maurice S. Lee
OVERWHELMED: LITERATURE, AESTHETICS, AND THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY INFORMATION REVOLUTION
(Princeton, 2019) xii + 277 pp.
Reviewed by Priyanka Anne Jacob on 2020-06-29
Victorian
In the second half of the nineteenth century, a flurry of books, one "swelling to six volumes," offered redundant guides to "the best books" ever published (117).
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Daniel Westover and Thomas Alan Holmes, eds.
THE FIRE THAT BREAKS: GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS’S POETIC LEGACIES
(Clemson, 2020) viii + 344 pp.
Reviewed by A. J. Nickerson on 2020-06-15
Victorian Poetry
"Echos," Hopkins complained, "are a disease of education, literature is full of them; but they remain a disease, an evil" (6 February 1885).
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