Quotation Marks

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Literary Collections - 306 pages
Written with characteristic verve, Quotation Marks considers, among other subjects, how we depend upon the most quotable men and women in history, using great writers to bolster what we ourselves have to say. The entertaining turns and reversals of Marjorie Garber's arguments offer the rare pleasure of a true essayist.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Quotation Marks 7
2
Fashionable
33
TryWorks
47
MakeWork
59
Sequels
73
Vegetable Love
83
A Case of Mstaken Identity
105
MacGuffin Shakespeare
147
Historical Correctness
177
The Jane Austen Syndrome
199
Fatal Cleopatra
211
Compassion
231
Who Owns Human Nature?
243
Notes
273
Index
297

Moniker
121

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Marjorie Garber is Willam R Kenan Jr Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard. Her books Symptoms of Culture, Vested Interests, and Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life are available in paperback from Routledge. Her most recent books are Sex and Real Estate and Academic Instincts.

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