The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing

The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing by Scott Paul Gordon epub pdf fb2

Title: The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing
Author: Scott Paul Gordon
ISBN10: 1403974446
ISBN13: 978-1403974440
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2006 edition (December 18, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing by Scott Paul Gordon


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The Practice of Quixotism models how to think simultaneously about postmodern theory and eighteenth-century texts.The postmodern claim that we encounter "reality" only through cultural scripts of which we are unaware has a long history: eighteenth-century writers thought about this same possibility with the help of quixote figures, who view the "real" through texts they have read. Focusing on unorthodox quixote narratives written by eighteenth-century women, many now popular in today's classroom, The Practice of Quixotism will fascinate readers interested in recent theory, in eighteenth-century culture, in eighteenth-century women writers--or in the descendants of Don Quixote, who celebrated his 400th birthday in 2005.