At a glance:
- Author: John Barrell
- First Published: 1991
- Type of Work: Literary and cultural criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Psychology
- Subjects: Family or family life, Psychology or psychologists, Authors or writers, Nineteenth century, Literature, Brothers and sisters, Asia or Asians, Brothers, Eighteenth century, Death or dying, Diseases, Victorian era or Victorianism
The Infection of Thomas De Quincey: A Psychopathology of Imperialism moves from personal history to cultural psychology, richly fulfilling the promise of a “cultural studies” approach to interpreting literary texts and an individual writer’s place in literary history. This is neither a standard biography nor a linear analysis of Thomas De Quincey’s lifework. Rather, John Barrell focuses on patterns of images in De Quincey’s fiction and nonfiction, carefully isolating the recurring fears that these images indicate in order to trace the links between one man’s...
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