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The Triptych and the Cross: A Key to George Eliot's Poetic Imagination

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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published March 1st 1979 by New York University Press
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Another book about Romola ! What do you know.

Actually, this was great. I enjoyed the first half so very much that I was thinking, "Is it weird to 5-star lit crit on Goodreads??"

I think there's two main parts to her thesis here: 1) Eliot's purpose has been misread for a century. She was writing a poetic epic rather than a historical novel. Romola represents history itself. 2) A sort of sub-thesis regarding the transition of human religion (at least in Europe) from pagan to Christian emphasis, vi
Lieske Huits
May 01, 2015 Lieske Huits rated it really liked it
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An interesting and very elaborate interpretation of George Eliot's Romola.
I can recommend everyone to read this alongside the novel, as to feel you actually understand Eliot and her very complex story.
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