"... this clever, elegant book .... is an exhilarating read and deserves the attention of a wide critical audience." --Neil Vickers, Review of English Studies, N.S. XLVIII, no. 190 (1997), pp. 220-21.

LEXIS COMPLEXES: Literary Interventions

  • Chapter 1: Lexis Complexes and Intentions in Tension
  • Chapter 2: Before the Milk of the Word: Nipple-Eyes
  • Chapter 3: Restless Wrestling: Johnson's Rasselas
  • Chapter 4: Mary Godwin's Remonstrance
  • Chapter 5: Keats, Teats, and the Fane of Poesy
  • Chapter 6: Tears, Ay, Dull Tears: Tennyson's Idle Idol-Idyl
  • Chapter 7: Under Brontëan Thunder
  • Chapter 8: Hypograms, Hypocrits, and Hippos: Conrad's Heart of Darkness
  • Chapter 9: Sylvia on Aurelia Plath
  • Works Cited

  • Nelson Hilton
    University of Georgia Press, 1995. Pp. 225. ISBN: 0-8203-1687-3. $45. [now out-of-print]