Dickens’ Novels as Poetry: Allegory and Literature of the City (London: Routledge, 2014)
Read review from Leslie S. Simon, Utah Valley University here
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Going Astray: Dickens and London (London: Longman 2008).
Reviewed by Boyd Tonkin, Independent Monday, 15 December 2008: “Tambling’s richly rewarding book about the most haunted metropolis in fiction. Tambling makes the extraordinary writer whose labyrinthine stamping ground consumed his genius for 40 years rub shoulders with Freud, Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, and other master analysts of “civilization and its discontents”. From Sketches by Boz to Our Mutual Friend Tambling delivers subtle and sinuous readings of individual works…”
Becoming Posthumous (Edinburgh University Press 2001).
Review Guardian 17 November 2001: “This elegant work of literary analysis could almost be said to offer a stealthy justification for continuing to consult the work of the dead. Tambling defines the posthumous so as to exclude accessible “heritage” figures such as Jane Austen and Shakespeare and embrace artists who did not succeed in their lifetime, such as Robert Musil. The book is divided into four discursive and evocative readings – Cymbeline, David Copperfield, Nietszche’s Ecce Homo and Walter Benjamin’s writings on history – on the way to a delicate dismantling of what we thought the past was for.”
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