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Bleak House By J. Tambling

Bleak House by J. Tambling

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Summary

It is in Bleak House that Dickens the realist and Dickens the modernist are often thought to meet. In the two intertwined but separate narratives, one from a woman's perspective and the other forming, arguably, the first detective novel in English, Dickens confronts modern England and modernity itself.

Bleak House Summary

Bleak House: Charles Dickens by J. Tambling

It is in Bleak House that Dickens the realist and Dickens the modernist are often thought to meet. In the two intertwined but separate narratives, one from a woman's perspective and the other forming, arguably, the first detective novel in English, Dickens confronts modern England and modernity itself. The essays collected in this New Casebook embody some of the most exciting and challenging approaches to Dickens, using deconstructive, feminist, Marxist and post-structuralist methods. The Introduction places the various essays in the context of current critical thinking, while itself suggesting an alternative viewpoint and the potential direction of future analysis of this most rewarding and stimulating text.

Bleak House Reviews

'The strength of the whole volume is the editing. There are very useful and detailed end notes to each article. In addition, there is a clear synopsis of each of the eight chapters and reference to the writers or tradition which influences it. This enable the reader to dip and skip, skim and select in a way conducive to the student seeking understanding of a particular aspect of either Bleak House or literary theory. I would recommend this New Casebook as a precursor or warning of the kind of material awaiting the English Literature student at university, where literary theory shapes study.' - Carole Cox, The Use of English

About J. Tambling

JEREMY TAMBLING teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong and, amongst other books, is author of Dickens, Violence and the Modern State (also published by Macmillan) and is editor of David Copperfield for Penguin Classics. He edited E.M.Forster in the New Casebook series.

Table of Contents

Acknowedgements.- General Editor's Preface.- Introduction; J.Tambling.- Interpretation in Bleak House ;J.Hillis Miller.- 'The Universe Makes an Indifferent Parent': Bleak House and the Victorian Family Romance; C.van Boheemen-Saaf.- Double Vision and the Double Standard in Bleak House: A Feminist Perspective; V.Blain.- Discipline in Different Voices: Bureaucracy, Police, Family and Bleak House; D.A.Miller.- Ideology and Critique in Dickens'sBleak House; D.Lacapra.- Telescopic Philanthropy: Professionalism and Responsibility in Bleak House; B.Robbins.- David Copperfield and Bleak House: On Dividing the Responsibility of Knowing; A.Jaffe.- Re-ReadingBleak House: The Chronicle of a 'Little Body' and its Perverse Defence; K.Cummings.- Esther's Will; T.PeltasonLosing One's Place: Displacement and Domesticity in Dicken's Bleak House; K.McLaughlin.- Notes on the Contributors.- Index.

Additional information

GOR005042776
Bleak House: Charles Dickens by J. Tambling
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
1998-06-08
272
0333658590
9780333658598
N/A
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