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Whence the Defoe Canon?

Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R. (1997). Whence the Defoe Canon? Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 9(2) pp. 223–225.

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Abstract

A rejoinder to an attack on the work on the Defoe canon of P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens, by Maximillian E. Novak ('Whither the Defoe Canon?', in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, October 1986). Argues that Novak's central principle of attribution -- that 'what reads like Defoe stylistically and contains some of Defoe's often quite unusual ideas is probably by Defoe' -- is a hopeless basis for the construction of an authorial canon.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1997 McMaster University
ISSN: 0840-6286
Keywords: English literature
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 21582
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 08:14
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 14:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21582
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