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ISBN: 0521485134
Author: Bell
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (June 30, 1995)
Pages: 232
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature introduces this new and exciting field of study in the humanities.

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Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature. A detailed chronology of Wharton's life and publications and a useful bibliography are also provided. Recommend to librarian. Online ISBN: 9781139000208.

The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics form a book series published by Cambridge University Press. Each book is a collection of essays on the topic commissioned by the publisher. Topics Theatre History by David Wiles and Christine Dymkowski African American Theatre by Harvey Young Piers Plowman by Andrew Cole and Andrew Galloway. Cambridge Companions.

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It is geared to the interests of the student or general reader encountering the author for the first time as well as advanced scholars looking for new insights.

This handbook provides fresh examinations of Wharton's fiction designed to engage the interest of both students and general readers. This handbook provides fresh examinations of Wharton's fiction designed to engage the interest of both students and general readers. Download (djvu, . 2 Mb) Donate Read.

This volume of essays offers fresh examinations of Wharton's fiction designed both to engage the interest of the student or general reader encountering Wharton for the first time, and to be valuable to advanced scholars looking for new insights into her creative achievement. Written by a mix of established commentators on Wharton and newer scholars in the field, the essays cover Wharton's most important novels as well as some of her shorter fiction. The Introduction supplies a valuable review of the history of Wharton criticism; a detailed chronology of her life and publications and a useful bibliography of important books for further reading are also provided.

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DART-SKRIMER
Great selection of criticisms covering all aspects of Wharton's works.
Meztihn
Frankly I was rather disappointed. The books covered were typical, Age of Innocence, The Custom of the Country, some "shorter fiction", House of Mirth, Fruit of the Tree, Valley of Decision. This is not a large portion of Wharton's ouevure, just the ones that have gotten the most Hollywood treatments. The few that interested me, left me stone cold like Bentley's "Hunting for Real" which seemed almost a surreal treatment of Wharton and New York. Here's an example:

Wharton records the customs and manners of the rich as an avowed novelist-ethnographer, or a “drawing-room naturalist,” to borrow her own phrase from The House of Mirth. Thus Wharton not only recognizes ethnography as a reflection of taste, she makes taste ethnographic - the New York tribal god of Taste. The method amounts to a superimposing of exotic and civilized manners, a technique Wharton employs at several levels. The device produces a deliberately whimsical effect, of course, but the implications are profound: far from subordinating the current interest in primitivism to a traditional form, Wharton invokes the exotic to refashion from within the established understanding of social form itself. Though affixed to a narrow axis of elite manners, Wharton’s fiction delineates the broadest questions of culture addressed in early anthropology: what culture is, how it works, its power and its limits. In self-consciously exploring these questions, Wharton participated in the emergence of a whole “science of manners.”

Are we not reading the same books? I don't think so because #3, Edith Wharton and the Issue of Race by Elizabeth Ammons, indicts Wharton for not bringing up race in a racially segregated society and "her representation of whiteness as racial" hearkening to Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark.

#4. by Elaine Showalter, is "Spragg and the Art of the Deal" using again the same Custom of the Country, always the same few books...decries Wharton because she fails to analyze the bourgeois class systems and "stratospheres of America and France".

#5. Gloria Erlich The Female Conscience in Edith's Shorter fiction surprisingly is the best piece in the whole book. Ms Erlich does some serious comparisons of Edith's various writings basically showing her Calvinistic bent, as though from Ethan Frome we didn't know that. But she gives some insight to Wharton's other writings where things are not as stark and obvious.

Also good is #7 Maureen Howard's House of Mirth # 8 by James Tuttleton on Justine and Abstract Idealism and #9 William L. Vance, Wharton's Italian Mask and the "The Valley of Decision". So it's not all bad but the problem is that too much covers the same ground (there are two essays on the Valley on Decisions and maybe 3 intoto on Customs) , which is good as you really sink your teeth into those writings but it makes me think if they had ditched the Women's Lib studies pieces this could done Wharton justice. Pity.

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