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Literary Seductions Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers by Frances Wilson

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Published by St Martins Pr .
Written in English


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  • Literary,
  • Sexuality In Literature,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • 20th century,
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Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9460540M
ISBN 100312261934
ISBN 109780312261931

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  Frances Wilson teaches at Reading University in England and writes for The London Review of books include The Courtesan's Revenge and The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth.. Frances Wilson is a critic, a journalist, and the author of several works of nonfiction, including Literary Seductions; The Courtesan’s Revenge; The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, which won the Rose Book Edition: First Edition. Literary Seductions is itself a seductive book. The elegant power of Wilson's arguments, the rigor of her research, and the delights of her prose enthrall the reader. Here is intellectual engagement and readerly pleasure rolled into one. Less Author: Frances Wilson. Her books include Literary Seductions: Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers and The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life, which won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. She reviews widely in the British press and is Frances Wilson was educated at Oxford University and lectured on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature /5.   Wilson (English literature, Reading Univ., UK; editor of Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture) examines momentsDwhich she refers to as "literary seductions"Din which readers have lost themselves in the text and writers have lost themselves in the compulsive zeal of s: 2.

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