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The Resource Wisps of violence : producing public and private politics in the turn-of-the-century British novel, Eileen Sypher

Wisps of violence : producing public and private politics in the turn-of-the-century British novel, Eileen Sypher

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Wisps of violence : producing public and private politics in the turn-of-the-century British novel
Title
Wisps of violence
Title remainder
producing public and private politics in the turn-of-the-century British novel
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Sypher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eric Hobsbawm has characterized the period from 1880 to 1914 as 'years when wisps of violence hung in the English air', years in which increasingly militant socialists, anarchists and feminists seriously threatened the peace. Curiously, however, few novels of the period openly acknowledged this threat, whether to welcome or criticize it, and those which did under-represent the public political sphere. By juxtaposing both well-known and lesser-known novels - such as Henry James' Princess Casamassima, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, George Bernard Shaw's An Unsocial Socialist, and Gertrude Dix's The Image Breakers - and using the insights of feminist and Machereyan literary theory, Sypher interprets the image of turn-of-the-century politics produced by fiction. Wisps of Violence argues that this fiction tried to contain the threat of the new politics and the nascent collapse of distinct public and private spheres, by attempting to reinvent a separate, domestic sphere presided over by 'woman'. Though few of these novels are 'feminist' texts, they nevertheless suggest as a whole the subtle yet far-reaching extent of this period's social instability, particularly in the area of gender relations
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DLC
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Sypher, Eileen
Dewey number
823/.809358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.P6
LC item number
S97 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Politics and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • English fiction
  • Political fiction, English
  • Public opinion in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Privacy in literature
Label
Wisps of violence : producing public and private politics in the turn-of-the-century British novel, Eileen Sypher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-185) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Producing "politics" in the Turn-of the-Century novel -- anarchism and women: The Princess Casamassima and The Secret Agent -- Gissing's Demos: managing paternalism -- Shaw's an Unsocial Socialist: mis/educating women -- William Morris's new from Nowhere -- Margaret Harkness -- The "outsiders": women and socialism -- The novel and women's suffrage
Control code
28847085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 193 pages
Isbn
9780860914365
Lccn
93035593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1575805
Label
Wisps of violence : producing public and private politics in the turn-of-the-century British novel, Eileen Sypher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-185) 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
Producing "politics" in the Turn-of the-Century novel -- anarchism and women: The Princess Casamassima and The Secret Agent -- Gissing's Demos: managing paternalism -- Shaw's an Unsocial Socialist: mis/educating women -- William Morris's new from Nowhere -- Margaret Harkness -- The "outsiders": women and socialism -- The novel and women's suffrage
Control code
28847085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 193 pages
Isbn
9780860914365
Lccn
93035593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1575805

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