Dead from the waist down

scholars and scholarship in literature and the popular imagination

By Nuttall, A. D.

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978-0-30009-840-2
Publisher
New Haven [Conn.] ; Yale University Press, c2003.


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Reviewed on October 15, 2003

British literary critic Nuttall (Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?) has managed to invest the "paradox of the person unfit for intellection by study" with a certain sexiness. His latest book traces, in reverse, the ossification of the life of the mind through people, one fictitious and two real: Mr. Casaubon from George Eliot's Middlemarch; Mark Pattison, Eliot's real-life friend and alleged model for Casaubon; and Isaac Casaubon, the 1...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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