Original Ambivalence: Autobiography And Violence In Thomas De Quincey Matthew Schneider

ISBN: 9780820426327

Published: October 1st 1995

Hardcover

197 pages


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Original Ambivalence: Autobiography And Violence In Thomas De Quincey  by  Matthew  Schneider

Original Ambivalence: Autobiography And Violence In Thomas De Quincey by Matthew Schneider
October 1st 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 197 pages | ISBN: 9780820426327 | 5.64 Mb

Original Ambivalence explores a powerful psychic and existential dilemma running through the works upon which the reputation of Thomas De Quincey (1785-1869) as a prose artist has always rested: the dream-centered, visionary autobiographies thatMoreOriginal Ambivalence explores a powerful psychic and existential dilemma running through the works upon which the reputation of Thomas De Quincey (1785-1869) as a prose artist has always rested: the dream-centered, visionary autobiographies that began in 1821 with The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and concluded in 1849 with The English Mail-Coach.

Employing the theories of and insights afforded by Rene Girards -fundamental anthropology, - the study demonstrates how De Quinceys best known works both invoke and react against the Romantic assumptions of universality, originality, and authenticity which are their basis.



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