Modernizing George Eliot: The Writer as Artist, by K.M. Newton

By K.M. Newton

George Eliot's paintings has been topic to quite a lot of serious wondering, such a lot of which relates her considerably to a Victorian context and highbrow framework. This booklet examines the ways that her paintings anticipates major features of writing within the 20th and certainly 21st century in regard to either artwork and philosophy.

This new ebook offers a chain of associated essays exploring Eliot's credentials as an intensive philosopher. establishing along with her dating to the Romantic culture, Newton is going directly to speak about her analyzing of Darwinism, her radical critique of Victorian values and her association with the modernists. the ultimate essays talk about her paintings relating to Derridean topics and to Bernard Williams' notion of ethical success. What emerges is a really assorted Eliot from the conservative determine portrayed in a lot serious literature.

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