New PDF release: After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance

By John Glavin

After Dickens is either a performative studying of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential of adaptive functionality of the novels themselves. John Glavin conducts a ancient inquiry into Dickens's courting to the theatre and theatricality of his personal time, and uncovers a way more ambivalent, usually adversarial, dating than has hitherto been spotted. during this context, Dickens's novels may be obvious as a sort of counter-performance, one that could enable the writer to accomplish with out being visible or scrutinized. yet Glavin additionally identifies a wealthy performative power in Dickens's fiction, and describes new how one can level that fiction in emotionally robust, severely acute diversifications. The booklet as a complete, hence, bargains a analyzing of Dickens via an strange alliance among literary feedback and theatrical performance.

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