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The Resource Jane Austen, or The secret of style, D.A. Miller

Jane Austen, or The secret of style, D.A. Miller

Label
Jane Austen, or The secret of style
Title
Jane Austen, or The secret of style
Statement of responsibility
D.A. Miller
Title variation
  • Jane Austen
  • Secret of style
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is the world-historical importance of Jane Austen? An old maid writes with the detachment of a god. Here, the stigmatized condition of a spinster; there, a writer's unequalled display of absolute, impersonal authority. In between, the secret work of Austen's style: to keep at bay the social doom that would follow if she ever wrote as the person she is." "For no Jane Austen could ever appear in Jane Austen. Amid happy wives and pathetic old maids, we see no successfully unmarried woman, and, despite the multitude of girls seeking to acquire "accomplishments," no artist either. What does appear is a ghostly No One, a narrative voice unmarked by age, gender, marital status, all the particulars that make a person - and might make a person peculiar. The Austen heroine must suppress her wit to become the one and not the other, to become, that is, a person fit to be tied in a conjugal knot. But for herself, Austen refuses personhood, with all its constraints and needs, and disappears into the sourceless anonymity of her style. Though often treasured for its universality, that style marks the specific impasse of a writer whose self-representation is impossible without the prospect of shame." "D. A. Miller argues this case not only through the close reading that Austen's style always demands, but also through the close writing, the slavish imitation, that it sometimes inspires."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, D. A.
Dewey number
813/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4037
LC item number
.M55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Women and literature
  • Romance fiction, English
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Mate selection in literature
  • Single women in literature
  • Young women in literature
  • Courtship in literature
  • Marriage in literature
Label
Jane Austen, or The secret of style, D.A. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [95]-108)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51171850
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9780691123875
Lccn
2002193067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jane Austen, or The secret of style, D.A. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [95]-108)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51171850
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9780691123875
Lccn
2002193067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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