Genres of Work: The Folktale and Silas Marner

@article{Stewart2003GenresOW,
  title={Genres of Work: The Folktale and Silas Marner},
  author={Susan Louise Stewart},
  journal={New Literary History},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={513 - 533}
}
  • S. Stewart
  • Published 13 November 2003
  • Art, Linguistics
  • New Literary History
"Genres of Work: The Folktale and Silas Marner" is one of a series of studies of archaism in the novel. Although, as indicated through its very name, the novel is often a genre of contemporaneity and simultaneous perspectives, it can also be, in the hands of certain authors, a vehicle for presenting the continuity or revival of traditions. Silas Marner is such a novel--an exploration of archaic and folkloric beliefs and forms, particularly those concerned with work and labor. Eliot's pursuit of… 
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