Carlyle and the Economics of Terror: A Study of Revisionary Gothicism in the French Revolution

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Thomas Carlyle's difficult and obscure prose - the bane of every reader who has attempted to come to terms with his works - has often been interpreted as a reflection of the author's temperament or idiosyncrasies. Mary Desaulniers, however, argues that Carlyle's language is a deliberate strategy for revisioning language and places it within an "economics" of representation. By situating his prose within the Gothic tradition, with its history of resistance to linguistic transparency, Desaulniers makes the provocative claim ...

Carlyle and the Economics of Terror: A Study of Revisionary Gothicism in the French Revolution 1995, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773512696

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