Muriel Spark's break with romanticism

Lyons, P. (2010) Muriel Spark's break with romanticism. In: Gardiner, M. and Maley, W. (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Muriel Spark. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748637683

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Abstract

Alain Badiou has proposed that change to the mathematical concept of infinity which follow from the work of Cantor in the late nineteenth-century have been engaged with by twentieth-century artists but not by twentieth-century commentary and criticism, which has malingered with the contradictions that the romantic era cherished. This begins from Muriel Spark’s early study of romantic women writers as a prelude to her distinguished career as a novelist, and presents a post-Cantor engagement with infinity a key preoccupation that shaped her work.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lyons, Mr Paddy
Authors: Lyons, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISBN:9780748637683
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