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A specialist in nineteenth-century literature and criticism, he has published works such as “Dickens: From Pickwick to Dombey” (1965), “The Other Victorians” (1966), “Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class” (1975), and “Freud and the Culture of Psychoanalysis” (1984). He was also instrumental in founding the National Humanities Center. Elected a Fellow of the American Academy in 1974, Marcus currently serves as Editor of the American Academy.
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