Ruskin: The Genesis of Invention Sheila Emerson

ISBN: 9780521418072

Published: December 2nd 1993

Hardcover

288 pages


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Ruskin: The Genesis of Invention  by  Sheila Emerson

Ruskin: The Genesis of Invention by Sheila Emerson
December 2nd 1993 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780521418072 | 9.74 Mb

Although John Ruskin is widely considered to have produced some of the greatest prose in English, there has been no extended study of how he learned to write or of the language with which he represents his learning. This book begins with theMoreAlthough John Ruskin is widely considered to have produced some of the greatest prose in English, there has been no extended study of how he learned to write or of the language with which he represents his learning.

This book begins with the prodigiously inventive child who looks ahead to what he will achieve, and ends with the adult who looks to his past for proof that he has never been inventive. Far from a simple about-face, Ruskins self-denial is a culmination and extension of the art that he mastered in youth, and it is one of the most remarkable acts of self-representation in all of Victorian prose.

Drawing on Ruskins own sources as well as on more recent directions in critical theory, Professor Emerson reveals the effects of early literary, familial, sexual and social experiences on the shaping of a major writers identity.



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