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"Ready now, reader? Easy then. That should put you in the right historical frame of mind, put you in mind of the right historical frame. For it did seem easier then, certainly more relaxed. Like the addressed and otherwise rendered nineteenth-century reader who is my subject of study, you are invited to take it slow while we back our way into the last century. We do so by moving from an unexpected modernist send-up of Victorian direct address, an early twist of phrase in E. M. Forster's 1907 The Longest Journey, to the underlying aesthetic of classic realism on which even this one rhetorical irony is by no means intended to pull the plug. On the way back to the nineteenth century, certain realist assumptions help mark out our course."--from Dear Reader
With the "great tradition" from Austen through Dickens and Eliot to Hardy read here for the first time alongside the non-canonical best-sellers of the period, we get a revised picture of an evolving readership narrated rather than merely implied, the mass audience conscripted, written with, figured in. Redirecting response aesthetics away from the a priori reader function toward this reader figure, Garrett Stewart's Dear Reader intercepts two tendencies in the recent criticism of fiction: the blanket audience determinations of ideological critique and the thinness of historicizing discourse analysis when divorced from literary history's own discursive field.
About the Author:
Garrett Stewart is James O. Freedman Professor of Letters at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Dickens and the Trials of Imagination, Death Sentences: Styles of Dying in British Fiction, and Reading Voices: Literature and the Phonotext.
Title: Dear Reader: The Conscripted Audience in ...
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. BM5 - Book has light discoloration and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # EC16431BB
Book Description The Johns Hopkins University Press 1996-10-21, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 080185282X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-080185282X
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