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Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics - Jesse Matz

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This book is in very good condition, with only a few creases to the edge of the front and back covers, clean, unmarked pages, and an uncreased spine. This is a paperback re-issue.

Jesse Matz examines the writing of such modernists as Henry James, Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf, who used the word 'impression' to describe what they wanted their fiction to present. Matz redefines literary Impressionism, focusing on the way that impressions destroy standard perceptual distinctions between thinking and sensing, believing and suspecting. He argues that these writers favoured not immediate subjective sense, but rather a mode that would mediate perceptual distinctions. Just as impressions fall somewhere between thought and sense, Impressionist fiction occupies the middle ground between opposite ways of engaging with the world. Reconcieving Impressionist fiction in these terms, this wide-ranging study addresses the problems of perception and representation that occupied the great Modernist writers in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Author(s):
Jesse Matz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 2 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521033012
ISBN-13:
9780521033015
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press (2006)
Title:
Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics

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This book is in very good condition, with only a few creases to the edge of the front and back covers, clean, unmarked pages, and an uncreased spine. This is a paperback re-issue.

Jesse Matz examines the writing of such modernists as Henry James, Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf, who used the word 'impression' to describe what they wanted their fiction to present. Matz redefines literary Impressionism, focusing on the way that impressions destroy standard perceptual distinctions between thinking and sensing, believing and suspecting. He argues that these writers favoured not immediate subjective sense, but rather a mode that would mediate perceptual distinctions. Just as impressions fall somewhere between thought and sense, Impressionist fiction occupies the middle ground between opposite ways of engaging with the world. Reconcieving Impressionist fiction in these terms, this wide-ranging study addresses the problems of perception and representation that occupied the great Modernist writers in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Author(s):
Jesse Matz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 2 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521033012
ISBN-13:
9780521033015
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press (2006)
Title:
Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics

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