Crusoe's Secret: The Aesthetics of Dissent

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Comprised of pieces spanning five centuries, Crusoe's Secret explores the culture of English dissent, whether through canonical works - Paradise Lost, Robinson Crusoe, Clarissa - or moving between epic and novel, lyric, tract and drama. Tom Paulin engages with the great dissenting voices from Bunyan to D. H. Lawrence, and he casts new light on others - such as Clare or Kipling or Hopkins - whose work was touched by dissent. Crusoe's Secret confirms Tom Paulin's status as an exemplary reader, who brilliantly marries historical context and critical readings.

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In these essays on English Dissenting writers and those who came in contact with Dissent, Paulin explores repeated words or patterns in works by, among others, Milton, Defoe, Wordsworth and John Clare, Synge and TS Eliot.

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"'Paulin is a liberating critic, who can solve in a throw-away line the kind of problem students and bewildered young poets carry about with them... He is an urgent and passionate champion of the English dissenting tradition, which tradition was never more necessary, never more suppressed.' Kathleen Jamie, Independent on Sunday"

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