Essays on Fielding Miscellanies

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Author: Henry Knight Miller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400886791

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

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Henry Fielding's Miscellanies, three volumes of poetry, essays, and satires, have never been studied in detail. Uneven in quality, often highly personal, they offer important insights into the concerns and growth of the English novelist. Mr. Miller has provided a reference guide to the First volume of the three, analyzing the writings and the intellectual traditions in which Fielding worked. Included in Volume One are poetry, formal essays, a translation from the Greek, and several satirical sketches and Lucianic dialogues. Here is Fielding experimenting with literary styles; adumbrated here are many of the themes and methods of the later novels, Tom Jones and Amelia in particular. In recording Fielding's intense moral concerns, his comic genius, and his ironic, incisive portraits of man and society, Volume One of the Miscellanies is a microcosm of his intellectual world. Originally published in 1961. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Henry Fielding s Tom Jones

Miller, Henry Knight, 'The "Digressive" Tales in Fielding's Tom Jones and the Perspective of Romance'. Philological Quarterly, Vol. 54, 1975, pp. 258-74. — , Essays on Fielding's Miscellanies: A Commentary on Volume One.

Author: Anthony J. Hassall

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated

ISBN: IND:39000002054562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 116

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Henry Fielding

... Henry Fielding and the Heliodoran Novel : Romance , Epic , and Fielding's New Province of Writing ( New Jersey : Associated University Presses , 1986 ) Miller , Henry Knight , Essays on Fielding's Miscellanies : A Commentary on ...

Author: Scott Robertson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034301553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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Literature and theology have long been conversation partners. The great themes of human existence form the subject matter of their shared discussion. However, comedic literature has often been overlooked as a serious means to fostering such theological engagement. This book seeks to rectify this imbalance. By examining selected works of the eighteenth-century playwright and novelist Henry Fielding, we are shown that a comedic world has much to say that is of true theological significance. Recognizing the value of much traditional Fielding research, the author departs from its inherent determinism which, he believes, stifles more fruitful opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue. Key to his desire to engage the comedic in this conversation, he introduces the interpretative tool of misplacement. By this is meant a continuous parting with the ineffable - the perpetual recognition that in comedic writing there is always a fragile sense of the other. Setting Fielding's fiction alongside works of contemporary philosophical theology and postmodern works of fiction, the author allows common critical zones such as epistemology, ethics, mimesis, canonicity, and revelation to be investigated. In all these areas, the novel, in Fielding's hands, displays a powerful comic resonance with a less deterministic theology, and subverts those assumed securities regarding the status of the individual in the world before God. Ultimately, the book offers the challenge of recognizing that the nature of the novel is inescapably theological and that theology itself is, indeed, fictive.

The Making of Modern Cynicism

For the Dialogue , see Miller , Essays on Fielding'sMiscellanies , ” esp . 386–93 , 405-9 ; and Robinson , Lucian and His Influence , 198–235 . 72. Diogenes ' complaints about the slavish credulity of Alexander's followers ...

Author: David Mazella

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813926157

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

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Asks: how did ancient Cynic philosophy come to provide a name for its modern, unphilosophical counterpart, and what events caused such a dramatic reversal of cynicism's former meanings? This work traces the concept of cynicism from its origins as a philosophical way of life in Greek antiquity.