On longing: narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collection

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John Hopkins University Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 213 pages
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Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall tales, and objects of tourism and nostalgia: this diverse group of cultural forms is the subject of On Longing, a fascinating analysis of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or realize certain versions of the world.

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Review: On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

"These conventions of description are intimately bound up with the conception of time as it is both portrayed in the work and partaken of by the work. By means of its conventions of depiction ... Read full review

Review: On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Though this was not at all helpful for my thesis, Stewart's prose is so pretty. Pretty pretty pretty. Pretty. (I skimmed it so I don't have any else evaluative to say about it.) Read full review

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Contents

ON DESCRIPTION AND THE BOOK
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THE MINIATURE
37
THE GIGANTIC
70
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