Readers of RES will be familiar with the ground-breaking work of P N Furbank and W R Owens in reassessing the Defoe canon, an initiative described by Tom Keymer as ‘the most important and salutary development in Defoe studies of the last two decades’ With the publication of A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe (1998), Furbank and Owens have dropped nearly half the titles in J R Moore's Checklist (1960 & 1971) However, in seeking to reduce the canon by ejecting items which lack adequate justification, Defoe's latest bibliographers deny any intention to stifle new attributions On the...
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Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature) ; Literary Studies (American) ; Literary Studies (British and Irish)
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