The Disappearance of God: Five Nineteenth-Century Writers

The Disappearance of God: Five Nineteenth-Century Writers

by J. Hillis Miller


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A landmark work of literary criticism by one of the foremost
interpreters of nineteenth-century England, The Disappearance of God confronts the consciousness of an absent (though perhaps still existent) God in the writings of Thomas De Quincey, Robert Browning, Emily Brontë, Matthew Arnold, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. J. Hillis Miller surveys the intellectual and material developments that conspired to cut man off from God--among other factors the city, developments within Christianity, subjectivism, and the emergence of the modern historical sense--and shows how each writer's body of work reflects a sustained response to the experience of God's disappearance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252069109
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Illinois Paperback Edition ix
Preface to the 1975 Edition xiii
Preface to the 1965 Paperback Edition xxi
Preface to the 1963 Edition xxiii
Thomas de Quincey
Robert Browning
Emily Bronte
Matthew Arnold
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Index 361

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