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The Resource Generating texts : the progeny of seventeenth-century prose, Sharon Cadman Seelig

Generating texts : the progeny of seventeenth-century prose, Sharon Cadman Seelig

Label
Generating texts : the progeny of seventeenth-century prose
Title
Generating texts
Title remainder
the progeny of seventeenth-century prose
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Cadman Seelig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Generating Texts, Sharon Cadman Seelig tests traditional notions of genre by analyzing parallels between works that confound existing categories. Seelig pairs three seventeenth-century prose works with three other works, each of a later century: Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy with Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Browne's Religio Medici with Thoreau's Walden, and Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions with Eliot's Four Quartets. Proceeding from her authors' similarities in method and common sets of assumptions (such as concern with process and discovery, time and eternity, or the nature of the self), she uncovers parallels showing that genre is not simply a set of formal features but rather a particular way of seeing the world that grows out of authorial attitude, impulse, and occasion." "In addition to its obvious appeal to students and scholars interested in Sterne, Thoreau, Eliot or seventeenth-century literature, Generating Texts should interest literary scholars and students more generally, particularly those concerned with the interconnections between literary periods and genres. Seelig has written an original and accessible contribution to the field of genre study."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seelig, Sharon Cadman
Dewey number
828/.40809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR769
LC item number
.S44 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intertextuality
  • English prose literature
  • Donne, John
  • Browne, Thomas
  • Burton, Robert
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Sterne, Laurence
Label
Generating texts : the progeny of seventeenth-century prose, Sharon Cadman Seelig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) 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
  • Questions of genre
  • Donne: Devotions upon emergent occasions as meditative form
  • Eliot: Four quartets: the pattern in revision -- Browne: Religio medici as normative autobiography
  • Thoreau: Walden: the rhetoric of time illumined by eternity
  • Burton: The anatomy of melancholy: "I have overshot my selfe"
  • Sterne: Tristram Shandy: the deconstructive text
  • Questions of history
Control code
34690885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780813916767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96018964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Generating texts : the progeny of seventeenth-century prose, Sharon Cadman Seelig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) 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
  • Questions of genre
  • Donne: Devotions upon emergent occasions as meditative form
  • Eliot: Four quartets: the pattern in revision -- Browne: Religio medici as normative autobiography
  • Thoreau: Walden: the rhetoric of time illumined by eternity
  • Burton: The anatomy of melancholy: "I have overshot my selfe"
  • Sterne: Tristram Shandy: the deconstructive text
  • Questions of history
Control code
34690885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780813916767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96018964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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