George Eliot European Novelist

George Eliot  European Novelist

Thus F.R. Leavis in The Great Tradition (1948) placed her fiction in that tradition of the English novel which he partly ... This is symptomatic of a general change, for in recent years the European dimension of George Eliot's work has ...

Author: Dr John Rignall

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Reading George Eliot as a European novelist among other European novelists, John Rignall explores her use of European travel, scenes and locations in her fiction and also places her novels in conversation with the work of other major European writers. Throughout the book, Rignall shows Eliot's engagement with the cultures of France and Germany, suggestively making the case that Eliot's novels belong to the tradition of the European novel that descends from Cervantes. Rignall develops the fundamental theme of Eliot's position as a European novelist in chapters that explore the significance of Eliot's first visit to Germany with G. H. Lewes, Eliot's ideas on the cultural differences between French and German writing, the incidental part travel plays in novels such as Daniel Deronda and Middlemarch, the role of European landscapes in her fiction, the dialogical relationship between Eliot and Balzac, comparisons between Middlemarch and Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and connections between the novels of Eliot, Gottfried Keller and Theodor Fontane. Daniel Deronda is examined both within the wider context of European Jewish life and as part of a tradition of French novels that harkens back to Balzac and anticipates Proust. Rignall's final chapter takes up Nietzsche's notorious criticism of Eliot in Twilight of the Idols, showing that Eliot, with her sceptical intelligence, insight into the essentially metaphorical nature of language, and grasp of modernity, has something in common with this philosophical iconoclast.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot European Novelist

George Eliot  European Novelist

Reading George Eliot as a European novelist among other European novelists, John Rignall explores her use of European travel, scenes and locations in her fiction and also places her novels in conversation with the work of other major ...

Author: John Rignall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317128656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Reading George Eliot as a European novelist among other European novelists, John Rignall explores her use of European travel, scenes and locations in her fiction and also places her novels in conversation with the work of other major European writers. Throughout the book, Rignall shows Eliot's engagement with the cultures of France and Germany, suggestively making the case that Eliot's novels belong to the tradition of the European novel that descends from Cervantes. Rignall develops the fundamental theme of Eliot's position as a European novelist in chapters that explore the significance of Eliot's first visit to Germany with G. H. Lewes, Eliot's ideas on the cultural differences between French and German writing, the incidental part travel plays in novels such as Daniel Deronda and Middlemarch, the role of European landscapes in her fiction, the dialogical relationship between Eliot and Balzac, comparisons between Middlemarch and Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and connections between the novels of Eliot, Gottfried Keller and Theodor Fontane. Daniel Deronda is examined both within the wider context of European Jewish life and as part of a tradition of French novels that harkens back to Balzac and anticipates Proust. Rignall's final chapter takes up Nietzsche's notorious criticism of Eliot in Twilight of the Idols, showing that Eliot, with her sceptical intelligence, insight into the essentially metaphorical nature of language, and grasp of modernity, has something in common with this philosophical iconoclast.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot and Europe

George Eliot and Europe

This book is based on a conference held in Warwick in July 1995. It is a collection of essays which explore various aspects of George Eliot's relation to the literature and culture of Continental Europe.

Author: John Rignall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351934060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This book is based on a conference held in Warwick in July 1995. It is a collection of essays which explore various aspects of George Eliot's relation to the literature and culture of Continental Europe. The essays range widely over the novelist's life and work, examining her Journals and Impressions of Theophratus Such as well as her novels, and focusing on different countries and cultures, including not only France, Germany and Italy, but also Holland and Spain. Some essays examine the complex general issues of language and culture raised in her work, while others concentrate on her response to specific European writers and texts. There are investigations of intertextualities and possibilities of influence, as well as contextual discussions and comparative readings of her novels alongside works by European writers. The overall effect is to illuminate her writing by setting it in the wider European context which, with her knowledge of languages, her travels and her extraordinary wide reading, she knew so well.
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The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

Let us move to the three more extended approaches to Eliot's work, starting with the aforementioned translation of the second ... 7 For a discussion of Eliot and Balzac, see John Rignall, George Eliot: European Novelist (Burlington, ...

Author: Elinor Shaffer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441196347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880) was one of the most important writers of the European nineteenth century, as well as a pioneering translator of challenging and controversial Continental thinkers, and an influential editor and essayist. Although such novels of provincial life as Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch have seen her characterised as a thoroughly English writer, her reception and immersion in the literary, intellectual and political life of Europe was remarkable. Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of Eliot's place in European culture. Exploring Eliot's deep knowledge of German literature and thought, her galvanizing influence on women novelists and translators in countries as diverse as Sweden and Spain, her travels in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Lands, Italy, and Spain and her friendship with leading figures such as Mazzini, Turgenev, and Liszt, this study reveals her full stature as a cosmopolitan writer and thinker. A film of her Italian Renaissance novel Romola was one of the first to circulate in Europe. Including an historical timeline and a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources and translations, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is an essential reference resource for anyone working in the field of Victorian Literature or the European nineteenth century.
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The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists

The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists

Notes 1 David Carroll, ed., George Eliot: The Critical Heritage (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971), p. ... George Eliot, European Novelist, Farnham/Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011) Roder—Bolton, Gerlinde, George Eliot and Goethe: An ...

Author: Michael Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521515047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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A survey of 25 major European novelists from Cervantes to Kundera, highlighting their contributions to the genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of the English Novel 1830 1900

Handbook of the English Novel  1830   1900

George Eliot, European Novelist. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. a, b Rischin, Abigail. “Beside the Reclining Statue: Ekphrasis, Narrative, and Desire in Middlemarch.” PMLA 11.5 (1996): 1121–1132. → Schorer, Mark. “Fiction and the Matrix of ...

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110394214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 686

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Part I of this authoritative handbook offers systematic essays, which deal with major historical, social, philosophical, political, cultural and aesthetic contexts of the English novel between 1830 and 1900. The essays offer a wide scope of aspects such as the Industrial Revolution, religion and secularisation, science, technology, medicine, evolution or the increasing mediatisation of the lifeworld. Part II, then, leads through the work of more than 25 eminent Victorian novelists. Each of these chapters provides both historical and biographical contextualisation, overview, close reading and analysis. They also encourage further research as they look upon the work of the respective authors at issue from the perspectives of cultural and literary theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

Including an historical timeline and a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources and translations, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is an essential reference resource for anyone working in the field of Victorian ...

Author: Elinor Shaffer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441128546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 958

George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880) was one of the most important writers of the European nineteenth century, as well as a pioneering translator of challenging and controversial Continental thinkers, and an influential editor and essayist. Although such novels of provincial life as Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch have seen her characterised as a thoroughly English writer, her reception and immersion in the literary, intellectual and political life of Europe was remarkable. Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of Eliot's place in European culture. Exploring Eliot's deep knowledge of German literature and thought, her galvanizing influence on women novelists and translators in countries as diverse as Sweden and Spain, her travels in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Lands, Italy, and Spain and her friendship with leading figures such as Mazzini, Turgenev, and Liszt, this study reveals her full stature as a cosmopolitan writer and thinker. A film of her Italian Renaissance novel Romola was one of the first to circulate in Europe. Including an historical timeline and a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources and translations, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is an essential reference resource for anyone working in the field of Victorian Literature or the European nineteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Risk and the English Novel

Risk and the English Novel

7.3 Gambling for Self and Happiness: Daniel Deronda In her epic novel Daniel Deronda (1876) George Eliot presents a ... Rignall's study places focuses on the author's expansive imagination and the references to Europe in her works.

Author: Julia Hoydis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110615418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 674

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Taking the cue from the currency of risk in popular and interdisciplinary academic discourse, this book explores the development of the English novel in relation to the emergence and institutionalization of risk, from its origins in probability theory in the late seventeenth century to the global ‘risk society’ in the twenty-first century. Focussing on 29 novels from Defoe to McEwan, this book argues for the contemporaneity of the rise of risk and the novel and suggests that there is much to gain from reading the risk society from a diachronic, literary-cultural perspective. Tracing changes and continuities, the fictional case studies reveal the human preoccupation with safety and control of the future. They show the struggle with uncertainties and the construction of individual or collective ‘logics’ of risk, which oscillate between rational calculation and emotion, helplessness and denial, and an enabling or destructive sense of adventure and danger. Advancing the study of risk in fiction beyond the confinement to dystopian disaster narratives, this book shows how topical notions, such as chance and probability, uncertainty and responsibility, fears of decline and transgression, all cluster around risk.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mobility in the Victorian Novel

Mobility in the Victorian Novel

Dickens, Europe and the New Worlds, pp. 131–45. Houndmills, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1999. Rignall, John, ed. George Eliot and Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate/Scolar Press, 1997. ———. George Eliot, European Novelist. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011.

Author: Charlotte Mathieson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137545473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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Mobility in the Victorian Novel explores mobility in Victorian novels by authors including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. With focus on representations of bodies on the move, it reveals how journeys create the place of the nation within a changing global landscape.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The George Eliot Review

The George Eliot Review

Her influential work on George Eliot for over half a century , beginning with The Novels of George Eliot ( 1959 ) ... and contributed to George Eliot and Europe ( 1997 ) with a chapter on ' Daniel Deronda and Allegories of Empire ' .

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ISBN: IND:30000135222580

Category: Novelists, English

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Categories: Novelists, English