The Resource De Quincey's disciplines, Josephine McDonagh

De Quincey's disciplines, Josephine McDonagh

Label
De Quincey's disciplines
Title
De Quincey's disciplines
Statement of responsibility
Josephine McDonagh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a broad range of sources, De Quincey's Disciplines reveals the English Opium-Eater to be a more complex and contradictory figure than is usually portrayed. All too often pigeon-holed as a latter-day Romantic and psychedelic dreamer, Thomas De Quincey is shown here to have been a prolific contributor to the periodicals of his day, on subjects as diverse as astronomy, economics, psychology, and politics. Josephine McDonagh traces the formulation of De Quincey's disciplines through an examination of his less frequently scrutinized works - political commentaries, translations of German philosophy, numerous essays, his treatise on economics - and shows that the writer aspired (often unsuccessfully) to participate in the major intellectual project of his time: the formation of new fields of knowledge, and the attempt to unify these into an organic whole. At the same time, De Quincey's works were often compromised by the demands of the market, his own political beliefs, and his tendency to produce works of 'the most provoking jumble'. Focusing on works produced in Edinburgh in reduced circumstances in the years after 1830, De Quincey's Disciplines portrays a transitional literary voice disseminating high Romantic values to a Victorian periodical audience, and a displaced High Tory regretting the end of England's ancien regime, even as he remains open to innovation in the diverse fields of knowledge. This original study recontextualizes De Quincey as a true interdisciplinarian, journalist, and man of letters. It will appeal to readers interested in new historicism and in literatures bridging the Romantic and Victorian periods
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonagh, Josephine
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4537
LC item number
.M37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Romanticism
  • Intellectual life
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Romanticism
  • Publicaties
  • Journalistiek
  • Théorie de la connaissance
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Wissensorganisation
Label
De Quincey's disciplines, Josephine McDonagh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Violence of Aesthetics and the Comedy of Murder
  • 6.
  • Opium-Eaters: The Addict, the Imperialist, and the Autobiographer
  • 1.
  • De Quincey in History: Terror and Amnesia
  • 2.
  • Debt and Desire: The Psychology of Political Economy
  • 3.
  • Reader's Digestion: The Compensations of Literature
  • 4.
  • Style Slaves: The Labour of Language
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780198112853
Lccn
93039460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29361301
  • (OCoLC)ocm29361301
Label
De Quincey's disciplines, Josephine McDonagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Violence of Aesthetics and the Comedy of Murder
  • 6.
  • Opium-Eaters: The Addict, the Imperialist, and the Autobiographer
  • 1.
  • De Quincey in History: Terror and Amnesia
  • 2.
  • Debt and Desire: The Psychology of Political Economy
  • 3.
  • Reader's Digestion: The Compensations of Literature
  • 4.
  • Style Slaves: The Labour of Language
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780198112853
Lccn
93039460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29361301
  • (OCoLC)ocm29361301

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