Almost twenty years have gone into the making of this study. In the process I have had occasion to read large amounts of material, some of it on an ad hoc basis, some for general ideas, and some for other ongoing projects or for ordinary keeping-up purposes, all of which nonetheless ended up contributing to my narrative. Some reading goes back to my student days (standard critical references by M. H. Abrams and by René Wellek and Austin Warren, for instance).
All of those many works have helped me -- and, in some cases, inspired me -- to put this volume together. The following bibliography, then, is intended to be as inclusive as possible; I have chosen to list every publication that played a part in my long-range researching, thinking, and crafting of the present book. Most of the items found here are alluded to specifically either in my notes or in the body of the text. Some, however, are not so cited; yet they too are spiritually, subliminally present in these pages. My thanks to all who have provided conceptual design, bricks-and-mortar, essential furnishings, and hidden comers for this house of print.
Abrams M. H. Doing Things with Texts: Essays in Criticism and Critical Theory. Edited, with a foreword, by Michael Fischer. New York: W. W. Norton, 1989.
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Ackroyd Peter. T. S. Eliot: A Life. Simon & Schuster, 1984.
Adorno Theodor W. "On Lyric Poetry and Society." In Notes to Literature, edited by Rolf Tiedemann, translated by Shierry Weber Nicholsen, pp. 37-54. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
A. G. "Académie Française: reception de M. Charles Nodier." Le Temps ( Paris), 29 December 1893.
Allen James Smith. Popular French Romanticism: Authors, Readers and Books in the Nineteenth Century. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1981.
Alterton Margaret. Origins of Poe's Critical Theory. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1920. Reprint, New York: Russell & Russell, 1965.
Althusser Louis. For Marx. Translated by Ben Brewster. London: New Left Books, 1977.