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The Resource Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution, Steven Blakemore

Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution, Steven Blakemore

Label
Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution
Title
Crisis in representation
Title remainder
Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Steven Blakemore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study describes how three prominent Anglo-American writers changed their early views of the French Revolution after the Terror of 1793-94. Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Helen Maria Williams illustrate the crisis in representation confronting writers who had previously committed themselves to the Revolution of 1789. They were the principal participants in the ongoing revision of the French Revolution, not only because of their contemporary prominence, but also because they were living in revolutionary France during the Terror. The crisis in representation was, for them, intensely public and personal
  • All three responded by "writing out" the crisis - in the simultaneous sense of erasure and exposure - by reconceiving the Revolution through strategies and themes of repetition. Wollstonecraft and Williams explained the Terror as a "counterrevolutionary" return to the past, and both represented it as a repetitive version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This intertextual revision is also resonant in the works of Thomas Paine. His historical contribution to the crisis was the recreation of himself as the revolutionary writer who had literally authored the American Revolution that, in turn, had "caused" the French Revolution
  • For Paine, Wollstonecraft, and Williams, the crisis in representation was actually a variety of representational crises. That they returned to the paradigms of the past to resolve the crisis signified that they were rewriting the Revolution within the textual space of the tradition they had originally opposed
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blakemore, Steven
Dewey number
944.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC158.8
LC item number
.B55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Williams, Helen Maria
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Williams, Helen Maria
  • Franse Revolutie
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution, Steven Blakemore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268) 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
  • 5.
  • Wollstonecraft and the French Revolution
  • 6.
  • Wollstonecraft, Macbeth, and the Death of Louis XVI
  • 7.
  • The Bastille's Blood: The October Days, Barriers, and Marie Antoinette
  • 8.
  • The Inevitability of Progress: A Revolution Within, Happier Far
  • 9.
  • Helen Maria Williams and the French Revolution
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Comedy, Tragedy, and Romance in William's Letters from France
  • 11.
  • The Sublime and Beautiful in Williams' Letters from France
  • In the Beginning: Thomas Paine's Two Revolutionary Careers
  • 2.
  • Paine's Revolutionary Comedy: The Bastille and October Days in the Rights of Man
  • 3.
  • Revisionist Patricide: Thomas Paine's Letter to George Washington
  • 4.
  • From the Beginning: Paine's Obsession with Origins and The Age of Reason
Control code
35318809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780838637142
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96038535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35318809
Label
Crisis in representation : Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, and the rewriting of the French Revolution, Steven Blakemore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268) 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
  • 5.
  • Wollstonecraft and the French Revolution
  • 6.
  • Wollstonecraft, Macbeth, and the Death of Louis XVI
  • 7.
  • The Bastille's Blood: The October Days, Barriers, and Marie Antoinette
  • 8.
  • The Inevitability of Progress: A Revolution Within, Happier Far
  • 9.
  • Helen Maria Williams and the French Revolution
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Comedy, Tragedy, and Romance in William's Letters from France
  • 11.
  • The Sublime and Beautiful in Williams' Letters from France
  • In the Beginning: Thomas Paine's Two Revolutionary Careers
  • 2.
  • Paine's Revolutionary Comedy: The Bastille and October Days in the Rights of Man
  • 3.
  • Revisionist Patricide: Thomas Paine's Letter to George Washington
  • 4.
  • From the Beginning: Paine's Obsession with Origins and The Age of Reason
Control code
35318809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780838637142
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96038535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35318809

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