U. C. Knoepflmacher

U.C. Knoepflmacher, Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Princeton University, has written extensively on nineteenth–century British literature.

Listed in: Literary Criticism · British Literature · Literary Studies




Wuthering Heights at once fascinates and frustrates the reader with the highly charged, passionate and problematic relationships it portrays. This study provides a key to the text by examining the temporal and narrative rhythms through which Brontë presents the dualities by which we commonly define our selfhood: child and adult, female and male, symbiosis and separateness, illogic and common sense, classlessness and classboundedness, play and power, free will and determinism.

“Knoepflmacher... as well as providing interesting and challenging interpretations of Wuthering Heights, also makes fresh, illuminating and detailed use of contemporary literary parallels and biographical material.”

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