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Fables of modernity : literature and culture in the English eighteenth century, Laura Brown

Label
Fables of modernity : literature and culture in the English eighteenth century
Title
Fables of modernity
Title remainder
literature and culture in the English eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Laura Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fables of Modernity expands the territory for cultural and literary criticism by introducing the concept of the cultural fable. Laura Brown shows how cultural fables arise from material practices in eighteenth-century England. These fables, the author says, reveal the eighteenth-century origins of modernity and its connection with two related paradigms of difference - the woman and the "native" or non-European. The collective narratives that Brown finds in the print culture of the period engage such prominent phenomena as the city sewer, trade and shipping, the stock market, the commercial printing industry, the "native" visitor to London, and the household pet. In connecting imagination and history through the category of the cultural fable, Brown illuminates the nature of modern experience in the growing metropolitan centers, the national consequences of global expansion, the volatility of credit, the transforming effects of capital, and the domestic consequences of colonialism and slavery."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Laura
Dewey number
820.9/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.S64
LC item number
B764 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
  • Fables, English
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Fables of modernity : literature and culture in the English eighteenth century, Laura Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The metropolis : the fable of the city sewer -- Imperial fate : the fable of torrents and oceans -- Finance : the fable of lady credit -- Capitalism : fables of a new world -- Spectacles of cultural contact : the fable of the native prince -- the orangutang, the lap dog, and the parrot : the fable of the nonhuman being
Control code
46616965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780801437564
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fables of modernity : literature and culture in the English eighteenth century, Laura Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The metropolis : the fable of the city sewer -- Imperial fate : the fable of torrents and oceans -- Finance : the fable of lady credit -- Capitalism : fables of a new world -- Spectacles of cultural contact : the fable of the native prince -- the orangutang, the lap dog, and the parrot : the fable of the nonhuman being
Control code
46616965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780801437564
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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