Bewilderments of Vision: Hallucination & Literature, 1880-1914

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According to Oscar Wilde, the primary aim of the critic is to see the object as in itself it really is not. Through a series of close and often unusual readings, this book endeavours to develop Wildes remark into a detailed and creative theory of reading. Or perhaps that should be misreading: for, as this experimental work of criticism negotiates its way among the works of a number of late-nineteenth-century writers, particularly Robert Louis Stevenson and Wilde himself, Tearle uncovers some of the ways in which we as ...

Bewilderments of Vision: Hallucination & Literature, 1880-1914 2014, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton

ISBN-13: 9781845196776

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