Memory and Writing

This work examines the relation of imagination and the creation of art to the experience of life, both individual and social, which provides the source and subject of 19th-century literature.

Memory and Writing

Challenges T S Eliot's belief that 'the more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him can be the man who suffers and the mind which creates'. This work examines the relation of imagination and the creation of art to the experience of life, both individual and social, which provides the source and subject of 19th-century literature.

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography K Z

Most autobiographical critics would agree that memories are uncertain and subject to change. ... Philip Davis, discussing Harriet Martineau's autobiography in Memory and Writing from Wordsworth to Lawrence (1983), notes that memory can ...

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography  K Z

Contains nearly two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on women's autobiography, covering selected authors from throughout history, major works, nationalities or ethnicities, and related issues, themes, and terms.

Victorian Afterlives

Davis , P. , Memory and Writing from Wordsworth to Lawrence ( Liverpool : Liverpool University Press , 1983 ) . Dawson , P. M. S. , ' Shelley and the Improvisatore Sgricci : An Unpublished Review ' , Keats - Shelley Memorial Bulletin ...

Victorian Afterlives

This major study examines a Victorian obsession with 'influence', the often unpredictable after-effects of words and actions, in fields as diverse as mesmerism and theology, literary theory, and sanitation reform. For writers such as Tennyson, FitzGerald, and Dickens, the idea is both a theoretical and a practical problem. Survival is not only what their writing critically examines, but also what it sets out to achieve.

A Companion to Thomas Hardy

Haunted Hardy: Poetry, History, Memory. Basingstoke: Palgrave. ... Memory and Writing: From Wordsworth to Lawrence. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Ebbatson, Roger (1982). The Evolutionary Self: Hardy, Forster, Lawrence.

A Companion to Thomas Hardy

Through original essays from a distinguished team of internationalscholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardyprovides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses allaspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoreticaldebates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations ofHardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectualand socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy forsubsequent writers

The True and Only Heaven Progress and Its Critics

5 NOSTALGIAI THE ABDICA'I'ION OF MEMORY C. S. Lewis's defense of pastoralism is quoted in Laurence Lerner, ... quoted in the Norton edition of Tbe Prelude,- Philip Davis's, in his Memory and Writing: From Wordsworth to Lawrence (1983).

The True and Only Heaven  Progress and Its Critics

"A major and challenging work. . . . Provocative, and certain to be controversial. . . . Will add important new dimension to the continuing debate on the decline of liberalism." —William Julius Wilson, New York Times Book Review Can we continue to believe in progress? In this sobering analysis of the Western human condition, Christopher Lasch seeks the answer in a history of the struggle between two ideas: one is the idea of progress - an idea driven by the conviction that human desire is insatiable and requires ever larger production forces. Opposing this materialist view is the idea that condemns a boundless appetite for more and better goods and distrusts "improvements" that only feed desire. Tracing the opposition to the idea of progress from Rousseau through Montesquieu to Carlyle, Max Weber and G.D.H. Cole, Lasch finds much that is desirable in a turn toward moral conservatism, toward a lower-middle-class culture that features egalitarianism, workmanship and loyalty, and recognizes the danger of resentment of the material goods of others.

Gertrude Stein Writer and Thinker

“ A Note on the Writing of GS . ” transition 14 ( 1928 ) : 184-8 . Cirlot , Juan . Eduardo . ... Memory and Writing . From Wordsworth to Lawrence . Liverpool English Texts and Studies 21. Liverpool : Liverpool UP , 1983 .

Gertrude Stein  Writer and Thinker


Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation

Davis, P, Memory and Writing from Wordsworth to Lawrence (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1983). —— In Mind of Johnson: A Study of Johnson the Rambler (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989). ——, (ed.) ...

Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation

This important study investigates how Austen worked with, and played upon, the cracks and faultlines which time had uncovered in the ideals of polite conversation. In a wide-ranging argument combining intellectual history and literary stylistics, Bharat Tandon explores such activities as flirtation and ventriloquism, in order to show how a form of conversational morality is what Austen's novels both describe and set out to achieve.

In Mind of Johnson

16; see also my Memory and Writing: from Wordsworth to Lawrence for an account of Wordsworth's own back-to-frontedness. Chapter Three . Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands, p. 97. . Boswell's London Journal, ed.

In Mind of Johnson

This original and imaginative portrait of Dr. Johnson - the man and the writer - gets behind his public face and uncovers the human struggle out of which Johnson's moral view of life emerged. The author presents a challenging reading of the Rambler essays and Rasselas, unveiling the presence in these works of Johnson's inner life. Convincing and persuasive, it is an approach which flies in the face of established critical fashions and preconceptions and which reveals Johnson in a completely new light.

In Mind of Johnson

The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, ed. W.J.B. Owen and J.W. Smyser, 3 vols (Oxford, 1974), vol.2, p. 17. 69. Ibid., p. 16; see also my Memory and Writing: from Wordsworth to Lawrence for an account of Wordsworth's own ...

In Mind of Johnson

The original and imaginative portrait of Dr Johnson--the man and the writer--gets behind his public face and uncovers the human struggle out of which Johnson's moral view of life emerged. The author presents a challenging reading of the Rambler essays and Rasselas, unveiling the presence in these works of Johnson's inner life. Convincing and persuasive, it is an approach which flies in the face of established critical fashions and preconceptions and which reveals Johnson in a completely new light.

Fragmenting Modernism

73 Philip Davis , Memory and Writing : From Wordsworth to Lawrence ( Liverpool , Liverpool University Press , 1983 ) , p . xvi . 74 Frank Macshane judges Ford's critical stance as ' anti - academic ' ; Max Saunders states that Ford's ...

Fragmenting Modernism

As a hero of the modernist literary revolution, Ford Madox Ford is a fascinating figure of the early 20th century. Haslam explores continuity and crisis in artistic life during the early 20th century through a study of Ford's work and life.

Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Cooper, Lane, A Concordance to the Poems of William Wordsworth, London: Smith, Elder, 1911. Crystal, David, The English Tone ... Davis, Philip, Memory and Writing from Wordsworth to Lawrence, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1983.

Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

In Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry, first published in 1999, Matthew Campbell explores the work of four Victorian poets - Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and Hardy - as they show a consistent and innovative concern with questions of human agency and will. The Victorians saw the virtues attendant upon a strong will as central to themselves and to their culture, and Victorian poetry strove to find an aesthetic form to represent this sense of the human will. Through close study of the metre, rhyme and rhythm of a wide range of poems - including monologue, lyric and elegy - Campbell reveals how closely technical questions of poetics are related, in the work of these poets, to issues of psychology, ethics and social change. He goes on to discuss more general questions of poetics, and the implications of the achievement of the Victorian poets in a wider context, from Milton through Romanticism and into contemporary critical debate.

Figures of Memory

Another significant forerunner to my own study is Philip Davis's more autobiographically slanted work on memory and writing in English literature . His book Memory and Writing : From Wordsworth to Lawrence ( Liverpool : Liverpool ...

Figures of Memory

Through incisive readings of ten poets from William Wordsworth to Alice Oswald, this book shows how poets have engaged with the possibilities and pitfalls of memory. Linking poets' uses of personal, aesthetic, and collective memory, as well as history, the book provides a new critical template for understanding how literature engages with the past.

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

A Writer's Life. His other books include The Experience of Reading. Real Voices on Reading, and Memory and Writing. From Wordsworth to Lawrence, as well as works on Shakespeare and Samuel Johnson. He is also editor of The Reader, ...

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

"Rather than emphasizing Victorian literature as an historical and reassuring body of knowledge, Davis explains its centrality for contemporary readers as an important mode of thinking and feeling, and provides a gateway of analysis into the popular prose and poetry of the Victorian Age. Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a personal manifesto, inviting readers to discover what it is that really moves them in a book. The author offers readers the encouragement to find out what Victorian literature means for them and how it relates to our wider human existence."--BOOK JACKET.

A Distant Prospect of Wessex Archaeology and the Past in the Life and Works of Thomas Hardy

These discoveries and collections [later, in Hardy's adulthood] merely added zest to memories stored in Hardy's mind ... Philip Davis, Memory and Writing from Wordsworth to Lawrence (Liverpool University Press, 1983), pp.354/355, 367.

A Distant Prospect of Wessex  Archaeology and the Past in the Life and Works of Thomas Hardy

Martin Davies examines Thomas Hardy's involvement with the past and the role it plays in his life and literary work. Hardy's life encompasses the transformation of archaeology out of mere antiquarianism into a fully scientific discipline. He observed this process at first hand, and its impact on his aesthetic and philosophical scheme was profound.

The Durham University Journal

Fuller analyses of his work are needed , both in and for itself , and relating it in detail to other cognate writers such as Wordsworth , Cobbett , W.H. Hudson , Tolstoy , John Galsworthy and D.H. Lawrence . The political and historical ...

The Durham University Journal


The George Eliot George Henry Lewes Newsletter

Philip Davis , Memory and writing : From Wordsworth to Lawrence . ... In this long , discursive book , Philip Davis explores the relationship between memory and writing in the work of some English writers of the nineteenth and early ...

The George Eliot  George Henry Lewes Newsletter


Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking.

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionatedefense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact andimportance for readers interested in the relationship betweenliterature and life, reading and thinking. Explores the prominence of Victorian literature forcontemporary readers and academics, through the author’sunique insight into why it is still important today Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian worksof literature and close readings of important texts Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, fromgeneral readers and scholars alike Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set ofvalues, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital andresonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis

Postwar American Critical Thought

Compare Wordsworth's sharply contrasting account of his residence in London , which exposed him to the same depravity and ... is quoted in the Norton edition of The Prelude ; Philip Davis's , in his Memory and Writing : From Wordsworth ...

Postwar American Critical Thought


George Eliot

In Memory and Writing from Wordsworth to Lawrence . Liverpool English Texts and Studies , 21. Totowa , N.J .: Barnes & Noble , pp . 273-331 . Studies the relation between the writer's mind , memory , and writing by comparing the works ...

George Eliot

The boom in feminist criticism over the past two decades has led to a Renaissance in Eliot studies; as Perlis explains in his introduction to this volume, feminist interpretation is essential to understanding a writer whose fundamental theme was the constraint and trauma suffered by Victorian women. Comprehensively covering Eliot scholarship published from 1972 through to 1987, this annotated bibliography is the first to affirm the sweeping changes in Eliot studies. It lists and annotates many works that establish the social and personal context in which the novels were written, including Haight's nine-volume compilation of Eliot's letters, which was a catalyst for much subsequent scholarship.

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