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The Disappearance of God FIVE NINETEENTH-CENTURY WRITERS by J. Hillis Miller



The Disappearance of God FIVE NINETEENTH-CENTURY WRITERS by J. Hillis Miller

In this acclaimed study, J. Hillis Miller focuses on five Victorian authors--Matthew Arnold, Charlotte Bronte, Robert Browning, Thomas DeQuincey, and Gerard Manley Hopkins--to present their various responses to crises of faith in the face of Darwinism, the rise of science, urbanization and other factors that seemed to distance them from God.


Miller's study combines great learning and sensitive reading of the texts... [A] fine example of humane scholarship. -- Virginia Quarterly Review An original and searching work... [Miller] grapples seriously with the real, living issues with which nineteenth-century writers were concerned. -- A. Dwight Culler, Yale Review ADVANCE PRAISE The Disappearance of God is without doubt one of the most penetrating and original works of criticism to appear in this country for quite a while. -- Paul De Man in Critical Writings, 1953-78

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Publication date

1st October 2000


J. Hillis Miller

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University of Illinois Press


400 pages


Literary studies: general



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