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作者 Lutz, Alfred
書名 Oliver Goldsmith's "The Deserted Village": Economics and the literary imagination in mid-eighteenth-century Britain
說明 324 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 54-10, Section: A, page: 3759
Director: David Simpson
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993
This dissertation reads "The Deserted Village" as a response to a specific set of literary, political, and economic factors that both condition--limit and enable--the poem's production and serve as its material
Chapter I situates Oliver Goldsmith in relation to his Anglo-Irish background and the dramatic changes of the social condition of the professional writer in mid-eighteenth-century England. Chapters II-IV locate "The Deserted Village" within the framework this chapter provides and explore the poem's potential and limitations as a critique of the Augustan tradition and eighteenth-century poetics, commercial capitalism (and the concept of homo oeconomicus), imperial expansion, and the British ruling elite
Based on the 'progressive' Goldsmith made visible in chapters II-IV, chapter V investigates the gap between that Goldsmith and 'Goldy', 'poor Goldsmith', and the 'sunshiny musical Bohemian'--in other words, the slightly ridiculous figure the critical tradition has established. Chapter V reads the early reception of Goldsmith's work in Britain and the United States in the context of biographical, literary, and historical pressures and interests that produced such a largely ahistorical and apolitical critical tradition
School code: 0051
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 54-10A
主題 Literature, English
Alt Author University of Colorado at Boulder
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