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Digressions in European Literature: From Cervantes to Sebald

Digressions in European Literature: From Cervantes to Sebald (Hardback)

Edited by Grohmann, Alexis
Edited by Wells, Caragh

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With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European wr... read full description below.

ISBN 9780230247987
Barcode 9780230247987
Published 17 November 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780230247987
ISBN-10 0230247989
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date 17 November 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Grohmann, Alexis
Edited by Wells, Caragh
Category Literary Theory
Literary Studies: General
Number of Pages 213
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 415g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Literature, British literature, European literature, Literature, Culture-Study and teaching
NBS Text Literary Theory
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 809.923;809.894
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This landmark collection of fifteen essays by a group of leading scholars is an original and wide-ranging exploration of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day, with an emphasis on the twentieth century. Studies of works by Miguel de Cervantes, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens, Charles Baudelaire, Henry James, Anton Chekhov, Andre Gide, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, Robert Walser, Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino, Javier Marias and W. G. Sebald celebrate the variety of forms of digression and show it to be more than just a traditionally neglected rhetorical figure or literary technique: digression emerges as a way of making the most of the potential of the freeedom that narratives and the novel form can offer and of contemplating a world in which, as Henry James said, 'really, universally, relations stop nowhere'.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Digressions is a collection that works on two levels. As a collection of individual essays it provides much that will interest, while as an extended meditation on digression it offers a collection of material that is hugely suggestive, if not conclusive, and which invites the reader into a pleasantly open-ended and wilfully wayward discussion.' Modern Literary Review

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Author's Bio

CORINNE BANCROFT Independent Scholar IAN F. A. BELL Professor of American Literature, University of Keele, UK ROSS CHAMBERS former Marvin Felheim Distinguished University Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, USA FLORE COULOUMA Lecturer in English Linguistics, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, France SAMUEL FREDERICK Assistant Professor of German and Film, Clemson University, USA JUDITH HAWLEY Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK J. J. LONG Professor of German, Durham University, UK LAURA MARCUS Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford, UK PETER J. RABINOWITZ Professor of Comparative Literature, USA JEREMY ROBBINS Forbes Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK OLIVIA SANTOVETTI Lecturer in Italian Literature, University of Leeds, UK EDMUND SMYTH Reader in French, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK JEREMY TAMBLING Professor of Literature, University of Manchester, UK MARGARET TOPPING Reader in French, Cardiff University, UK DAVID WALKER Professor of French, University of Sheffield, UK

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