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Title Clarissa's ciphers : meaning & disruption in Richardson's "Clarissa" / Terry Castle.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Cornell University Press, 1982.

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Description 1 online resource
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Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index.
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Contents Introduction -- 1. Clarissa by halves -- 2. Discovering reading -- 3. Reading the letter, reading the world -- 4. Interrupting "Miss Clary" -- 5. Denatured signs -- 6. The voyage out -- 7. The death of the author: Clarissa's coffin -- 8. The death of the author: Richardson and the reader -- 9. Epilogue: The reader lives.
Summary "As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex', Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa's Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both metaphorically and literally. A victim of rape, she is first a victim of hermeneutic abuse. Drawing on feminist criticism and hermeneutic theory, Castle examines the question of authority in the novel. By tracing the patterns of abuse and exploitation that occur when meanings are arbitrarily and violently imposed, she explores the sexual politics of reading." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. Clarissa.
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. Clarissa.
Clarissa (Richardson, Samuel) (OCoLC)fst01356137
RICHARDSON, SAMUEL, 1689-1761. CLARISSA.
Epistolary fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Rape victims in literature.
Reader-response criticism.
Femmes dans la littérature.
Esthétique de la réception.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Epistolary fiction, English. (OCoLC)fst00914325
Rape victims in literature. (OCoLC)fst01090040
Reader-response criticism. (OCoLC)fst01090552
Women and literature. (OCoLC)fst01177093
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
MUJERES EN LITERATURA.
REACCION CRITICA DE LECTORES.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Castle, Terry. Clarissa's ciphers. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1982 (DLC) 82002460 (OCoLC)8281631
ISBN 1501706942 (electronic bk.)
9781501706943 (electronic bk.)
0801414954
9780801414954
9781501707148
1501707140

 
    
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