REPRESENTATIONS OF THE GYPSY IN THE ROMANTIC PERIOD. Sarah Houghton-Walker.

REPRESENTATIONS OF THE GYPSY IN THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. "Drawing attention to prominent writers (including Wordsworth, Austen, Clare, Cowper and Bronte) as well as those less well-known, Sarah Houghton-Walker examines representations of gypsies in literature and art from 1780-1830, alongside the contemporary socio-historical events and cultural processes which put pressure on those representations. She argues that, raising troubling questions by its repeated escape from the categories of enlightenment discourses which might seek to 'know' or 'understand' in empirical ways, the gypsy exists both within and outside of conventional English society. The figure of the gypsy is thus available to writers and artists to facilitate the articulation of dilemmas and anxieties taking various forms, and especially as a lens through which questions of knowledge and identity (which is often mutable, and troubling) might be focussed." Octavo: 294 p. Original cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some sparse marginalia. The dust jacket is clean and bright. Very good / Very good. Item #74357
ISBN: 9780198719472

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