The Open Book: Creative Misreading in the Works of Selected Modern Writers (Paperback)
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The Open Book: Creative Misreading in the Works of Selected Modern Writers (Paperback)

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Paperback 235 Pages / Published: 05/09/2002
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The Open Book is a provocative study of literary influence at work in English writing from Hardy to Woolf. Jensen reimagines the links between text and context as she endeavors to historicize literary influence, by taking Bloomian 'anxiety' and Kristevan 'intertextuality' into fields of actual history and biography. Jensen both borrows from and deconstructs the ideas of these theorists as she reads the texts of Hardy, Stephen, Woolf, Mansfield, and Middleton Murry. By doing so, The Open Book offers a fresh and pragmatic opening onto the relation between personal, cultural and institutional history on the one hand, and literary history on the other.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349634231
Number of pages: 235
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2002


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The Open Book...would certainly make a valuable addition to any university library. The ideas evinced, though, are unusual and thought- provoking.' - Times Literary Supplement

'This is an academic book but, unlike many other academic books nowadays, it is a pleasure to read.' - John Mepham, Virginia Woolf Bulletin

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