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by J. Hillis Miller

The Disappearance of God FIVE NINETEENTH-CENTURY WRITERS Synopsis

A landmark work of literary criticism by one of the foremost interpreters of nineteenth-century England, The Disappearance of God confronts the consciousness of an absent (though perhaps still existent) God in the writings of Thomas De Quincey, Robert Browning, Emily Bronte, Matthew Arnold, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. J. Hillis Miller surveys the intellectual and material developments that conspired to cut man off from God--among other factors the city, developments within Christianity, subjectivism, and the emergence of the modern historical sense--and shows how each writer's body of work reflects a sustained response to the experience of God's disappearance.

The Disappearance of God FIVE NINETEENTH-CENTURY WRITERS Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252069109
Publication date: 1st October 2000
Author: J. Hillis Miller
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Literary studies: general,

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