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Figures of Heresy (HB @ PB Price): Radical Theology in English and American Writing, 1800-2000 Paperback – 1 Dec 2005

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Jonathan Taylor is a novelist, memoirist, short-story writer, poet, critic and lecturer. He is author of the novel Entertaining Strangers (Salt, 2012), and the memoir Take Me Home: Parkinson's, My Father, Myself (Granta, 2007). He is editor of the anthology Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud (Salt, 2012). His poetry collection, provisionally entitled Musicolepsy, will be published by Shoestring Press in early 2013. His collection of short stories, Kontakte and Other Stories, will be published by Roman Books in late 2013.

Jonathan is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University. He is co-founder and co-director of arts organisation and small publisher Crystal Clear Creators. He is General Editor of Hearing Voices Magazine and the Crystal Pamphlets series. With Maria Taylor, he is co-editor of Fizzle & Sizzle (Crystal Clear Creators (CCC) Publishing, 2008).

Jonathan's academic books are Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003), and Science and Omniscience in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Sussex Academic, 2007). With Andrew Dix, he is co-editor of Figures of Heresy (Sussex Academic, 2005).

Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Jonathan now lives in Leicestershire, UK, with his wife the poet Maria Taylor, and their twin daughters.

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"A spirited and variegated set of essays, ranging from Mormon founder John Smith to convert Bob Dylan, showing convincingly how close heresy and orthodoxy may be in radical thinkers, as well as how intricately and passionately the literary imagination tries to reclaim from dogmatic religion what it considers to be its own domain." --Geoffrey Hartman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Andrew Dix is Lecturer in American Literature and Film at Loughborough University and Tutor in Literature for the Workers' Educational Association. He has published articles and book chapters on Jonathan Raban's travel writing and on both Native and African American fiction. Jonathan Taylor is Lecturer in English at Loughborough. He is the author of Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing, as well as of essays on Victorian literature. He is currently working on a book on the idea of chaos in nineteenth-century English culture. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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