A Return to the Primal Self: Identity in the Fiction of George Eliot Alan D. Perlis

ISBN: 9780820406374

Published: January 1st 1989

Hardcover

221 pages


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A Return to the Primal Self: Identity in the Fiction of George Eliot  by  Alan D. Perlis

A Return to the Primal Self: Identity in the Fiction of George Eliot by Alan D. Perlis
January 1st 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 221 pages | ISBN: 9780820406374 | 4.57 Mb

A Return to the Primal Self addresses the neglected theme of wholeness of self in George Eliots fiction. Arguing that the preponderance of Eliot criticism has focused on how Eliots characters achieve a social identity, Alan Perlis emphasizes howMoreA Return to the Primal Self addresses the neglected theme of wholeness of self in George Eliots fiction.

Arguing that the preponderance of Eliot criticism has focused on how Eliots characters achieve a social identity, Alan Perlis emphasizes how these characters seek to realize an integrated sense of the elements of their own being. Drawing on sources as diverse as Plato and Wordsworth, the author demonstrates that Eliots most sympathetic characters return to primal scenes from their own childhood and manage to align them with the adult self, thus attaining a new maturity of vision.



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