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Reading Edith Wharton through a Darwinian lens

evolutionary biological issues in her fiction

by Judith P. Saunders

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wharton, Edith, -- 1862-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882 -- Influence,
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementJudith P. Saunders.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3545.H16 Z876 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23082313M
    ISBN 109780786440023
    LC Control Number2009006123

    In her short stories Wharton wrote about women in turn-of-the-century America, their loveless marriages, social responsibilities, expensive tastes, and longing for freedom. The only difference was that I was there alone. Remember, I thought I'd got out of it once; but what really happened was that the other people went out, and left me in the same little room. Macheski, Cecilia. Myrto Drizou. ASP: What can Literary Darwinism tell us about the act of reading itself—the types of stories that capture our attention and their emotional impact?

    In she married with no great enthusiasm Edward Wharton, a Boston banker, who was twelve years her senior. New York: The Odyssey Press, Discussion throughout the volume makes connections to existing secondary comment, suggesting how Darwinian scrutiny can generate unexpected insights into long familiar works. Wharton's role as a wife with social responsibilities and her writing ambitions resulted in nervous collapse. To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy.

    They rally to Edward O. Price, Alan. Judith P. They were written while the Whartons lived in Newport and New York, traveled in Europe, and built their grand home, the Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts.


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Reading Edith Wharton through a Darwinian lens book

Tuttleton, James W. Performance and reliability cookies These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. Griffin, Larry D. JS: Evolutionary criticism confirms our sense that works of imagination compel attention because they appeal to universal human nature and address recurring human dilemmas.

Barrett, Dorothea. Add to favorites After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. JS: Interdisciplinary exploration in any academic field stimulates discovery by placing familiar ideas and materials in new contexts.

Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Hefko, Daniel.

Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton's reputation as an important novelist. Wright, Sarah Bird. June 27, Katherine Joslin and Alan Price. Using an interdisciplinary framework to pose new questions about long admired, much discussed texts, the collection as a whole provides an introduction to Darwinian literary critical methodology.

George Darrow, "the ardent male," contrasts with Anna Leath, "the choosy female"; Sophy Viner renounces Darrow after their affair to salvage what she can from circumstances over which she is powerless.

The Wharton section of the chapter is contributed by Carol J. One goal in writing the book, certainly, is to demonstrate the rich potential of this emergent field.

Cognitive rhetoric: Practitioners of "cognitive rhetoric" or cognitive poetics affiliate themselves with certain language-centered areas of cognitive psychology. Oh, I've made it habitable now, I'm used to it; but I've lost any illusions I may have had as to an angel's opening the door.

We read to test and hone our social survival skills, watching characters read minds, detect deception, and avoid victimization. In she married with no great enthusiasm Edward Wharton, a Boston banker, who was twelve years her senior.

Osborne, Kristen, and A. We obtain useful tips, too for perpetrating our own deceptions, for engaging in culturally permissible, potentially adaptive, acts of cheating. If you're writing a Edith Wharton essay and need some advice, post your essay question on our Facebook page where fellow bookworms are always glad to help!

Her subject, however, remained America, especially the moneyed New York of her youth. Columbus: Ohio State U P, Other literary scholars associated with cognitive rhetoric include Mary Thomas Crane, F. In Europe, she met Henry James, who became her good friend, traveling companion, and the sternest but most careful critic of her fiction.

Myrto Drizou. Clavaron, Yves. The most prominent literary theorist in the field is Mark Turner. But her marriage, into Edward Wharton was an emotional disappointment, if not a disaster. This is precisely what she does with admirable clarity and grace.

Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens

This is not to suggest that Saunders is not a serious scholar whose work contributes to literary scholarship. ASP: What can evolutionary theory offer to literary criticism in general?Apr 30,  · Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biological Issues in Her Fiction [Judith P.

Saunders] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Beneath the polished surface of the genteel social environments most often delineated in Edith Wharton's fictionCited by: 6.

Sep 13,  · Abstract. A product of imaginative and aesthetic energies, literature offers unique insight into universals of human nature. Unsurprisingly, literary plots and themes focus persistently on activities with direct or indirect impact on atlasbowling.com by: 1.

Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biology Issues in Her Fiction The anthropologist Clifford Geertz, the biologist Lewis Thomas. Darwinian literary studies (also known as literary Darwinism) is a branch of literary criticism that studies literature in the context of evolution by means of natural selection, including gene-culture atlasbowling.com represents an emerging trend of neo-Darwinian thought in intellectual disciplines beyond those traditionally considered as evolutionary biology: evolutionary psychology.

Get this from a library! Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biological Issues in Her Fiction. [Judith P Saunders] -- Beneath the polished surface of the genteel environments delineated in Wharton's fiction, characters are competing fiercely for desirable mates, questing for social status and resources, and plotting.

Jan 27,  · But Wharton’s story offers a twist on the old maxim, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The late Louis Auchincloss noted, “The egotism of Mrs.

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Wharton’s constantly recurring bachelors is brought out more effectively in ‘The Eyes’ than in any of her other short stories or novels.”.