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Title: Isaac D'Israeli and the invention of the literary character
Authors: Gaston, S
Keywords: Biography;Cultural studies;Disinheritance;Genius;Historicism;Ideality;Isaac D'Israeli;Jean-Jacques Rousseau;Literary history;Literature and history;The eighteenth century;The French Revolution;The literary character
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Textual Practice, 27:5, pp. 783 - 803, 2013
Abstract: Isaac D'Israeli's work on the literary character offers a distinctive analysis of the relation between the literary and history in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Britain. He argues that character can be constructed and shaped by literary activity. The literary character also has common traits across the ages and can be seen as a trans-historical ideal that has tangible, empirical effects. Isolated and part of a solitary community, the literary character is marked by an inherited disinheritance and dislocation from its own time and place. D'Israeli's account of the literary character suggests the need to re-think the relation between the literary and history. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
ISSN: 0950-236X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Arts and Humanities Research Papers

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