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The critical reception of Edith Wharton, Helen Killoran

Label
The critical reception of Edith Wharton
Title
The critical reception of Edith Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Helen Killoran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once considered the "last Victorian," Edith Wharton and her fiction were at first greeted with the gentility proper to a lady of New York's social elite. Gradually, however, critics became gadflies incessantly buzzing at a Sphinx who seemed never to comment on her own work. At times, though, her impulses took control and she made remarks in letters and elsewhere that, on the one hand, appear to illuminate the fiction, but on the other, often raise more problems than they solve. Ironically, now that she is becoming recognized as a Modernist by some, and as perhaps the greatest American writer of her generation, the criticism often obfuscates more than it reveals. The reasons reside in critics' loyalties to various theoretical approaches, the objectivity of which are often compromised by political hopes. This volume not only traces and analyzes the development of Whartonian literary criticism in its historical and political contexts, but also allows Edith Wharton, herself a literary critic, to respond to various concepts through the author's deductions and extrapolations from Wharton's own words. Professor Killoran's book provides a fresh reading of the best and most influential criticism on Wharton and in so doing throws new light on Wharton's works themselves."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Killoran, Helen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z6868 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Women and literature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Women and literature
  • Receptie
  • United States
Label
The critical reception of Edith Wharton, Helen Killoran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Works by Edith Wharton: p. [143]-146
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-168) 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
Preview: the feminine, the lull, the feminist -- The house of mirth: from morality to taxidermy -- Ethan Frome: the murder of a masterpiece -- The custom of the country: monstrous undine -- Summer: the law of the father -- The age of innocence: a buried life -- Ghosts: in broad daylight -- Review: further sources
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781571131010
Lccn
2001035774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46969955
  • (OCoLC)ocm46969955
Label
The critical reception of Edith Wharton, Helen Killoran
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Works by Edith Wharton: p. [143]-146
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-168) 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
Preview: the feminine, the lull, the feminist -- The house of mirth: from morality to taxidermy -- Ethan Frome: the murder of a masterpiece -- The custom of the country: monstrous undine -- Summer: the law of the father -- The age of innocence: a buried life -- Ghosts: in broad daylight -- Review: further sources
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781571131010
Lccn
2001035774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46969955
  • (OCoLC)ocm46969955

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