Transformation of Rage: Mourning and Creativity in George Eliot's Fiction

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George Eliot has been widely praised both for the richness of her prose and the universality of her themes. In this compelling study, Peggy Fitzhugh Johnstone goes beyond these traditional foci to examine the role of aggression in Eliot's fiction and to find its source in the author's unconscious sense of loss stemming from traumatic family separations and deaths during her childhood and adolescence. Johnstone demonstrates that Eliot's creative work was a constructive response to her sense of loss and that the repeating ...

Transformation of Rage: Mourning and Creativity in George Eliot's Fiction 1997, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814742358

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Transformation of Rage: Mourning and Creativity in George Eliot's Fiction 1994, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814741948

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