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The Resource Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller, (electronic resource)

Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller, (electronic resource)

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Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing
Title
Crime and Defoe
Title remainder
a new kind of writing
Statement of responsibility
Lincoln B. Faller
Title variation
Crime & Defoe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book seeks to recover something of the original excitement, challenge and significance of Defoe's four novels of criminal life by reading them within and against the conventions of early eighteenth-century criminal biography. Crime raised deeply troubling questions in Defoe's time, not least as a powerful sign of the breakdown of traditional social authority and order. Arguing that Defoe's novels, like criminal biography, provided ways of facing and working through, as well as avoiding, certain of the moral and intellectual difficulties that crime raised for him and his readers, Faller shows how the 'literary', even 'aesthetic' qualities of his fiction contributed to these ends. Analysing the ways in which Defoe's novels exploited, deformed and departed from the genre they imitated, this book attempts to define the specific social and political (which is to say moral and ideological) value of a given set of 'literary' texts against those of a more 'ordinary' form of narrative.--
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Faller, Lincoln B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
16
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  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Crime
  • Criminals
  • Social problems in literature
  • Criminals in literature
  • Crime in literature
Label
Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Romancing the real: the "field" of criminal biography -- 2. Defoe's realism: rough frames, strange voices, surprisingly various subjects and readers made more present to themselves -- 3. The copious text: opening the door to inference, or, room for those who know how to read it -- 4. Intimations of an invisible hand: the mind exercised, enlarged, and kept in play by strange concurrences -- 5. The general scandal upon business: unanswerable doubts, and the text as a field supporting very nice distinctions -- 6. The frontiers of dishonesty, the addition and concurrence of circumstances: more on the strategic situating of names -- 7. Notions different from all the world: criminal stupidity, the self and the symbolic order -- Closing comments: truth, complexity, common sense, and empty spaces
Control code
CR9780511553455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521060332
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558424592
Label
Crime and Defoe : a new kind of writing, Lincoln B. Faller, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Romancing the real: the "field" of criminal biography -- 2. Defoe's realism: rough frames, strange voices, surprisingly various subjects and readers made more present to themselves -- 3. The copious text: opening the door to inference, or, room for those who know how to read it -- 4. Intimations of an invisible hand: the mind exercised, enlarged, and kept in play by strange concurrences -- 5. The general scandal upon business: unanswerable doubts, and the text as a field supporting very nice distinctions -- 6. The frontiers of dishonesty, the addition and concurrence of circumstances: more on the strategic situating of names -- 7. Notions different from all the world: criminal stupidity, the self and the symbolic order -- Closing comments: truth, complexity, common sense, and empty spaces
Control code
CR9780511553455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521060332
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)558424592

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