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The Reader in the Dickensian Mirrors : Some New Language - S. J. Schad

The Reader in the Dickensian Mirrors

Some New Language

Hardcover Published: 12th December 1991
ISBN: 9780333521267
Number Of Pages: 224

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Through close attention to the representation of the reader in 10 of Dickens novels, this study brings their specifically Victorian assumptions into direct confrontation with the insights of modern critical theory. In doing so, the study locates in Dickens a tendency to reanimate the ancient principle of mimesis that not only does the text become a mirror held up to its reader but, in a radical revision of our post-Saussurean understanding, language becomes not so much a decontructive system of differences as a reconstructive system of resemblances. In short, Schad is finally concerned with some new and quite mythical idea of language.

Note on Editions used - Note on Publication - Introduction: 'Some New Language' - 'This Cosy State': The Reader, Language and Public Economy - Pilgrims, Species, and Families: The Reader, Language, and Nature - 'This Eccentric Sum': The Reader, Language and Mathematics - The I and You, or Personal Differences of Time: The Reader, Language and History - A 'Halo of Confusion': The Reader, Language and Christianity - Epilogue - Notes - List of Works Consulted - Index

ISBN: 9780333521267
ISBN-10: 0333521269
Series: Some New Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th December 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2