Katherine Mansfield and Literary Impressionism

Katherine Mansfield and Literary Impressionism

Chapter 2.2 A CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE USE OF THE TERM LITERARY IMPRESSIONISM The first recorded use of the term literary impressionism is found in Brunétière's article on Daudet , written in 1879 , in which he describes Literary ...

Author: Julia van Gunsteren

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051831994

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Categories: Social Science

Literary Impressionism

Literary Impressionism

There is some agreement among critics that literary impressionism can be limited to a particular period of taste . The way impressionist writers saw the physical world and apprehended reality was shaped by pictorial experience : the ...

Author: Marlies Kronegger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0808403656

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 154

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A scholarly introduction to Impressionism in literature, with attention to Impressionism in painting.
Categories: Literary Collections

Literary Impressionism in Jean Rhys Ford Madox Ford Joseph Conrad and Charlotte Bront

Literary Impressionism in Jean Rhys  Ford Madox Ford  Joseph Conrad  and Charlotte Bront

Brilliant as the novel Wide Sargasso Sea and its filmed version are , Rhys owes much to Ford and the tradition of literary impressionism . It does not diminish her accomplishment as a writer to suggest that her work deserves to be read ...

Author: Todd K. Bender

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815319436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Impressionism

Literary Impressionism

Literary impressionism was not the same as painterly impressionism. Jesse Matz, in his seminal work Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics, recounts some similarities: The Impressionisms of painting and literature share an ...

Author: Rebecca Bowler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474269063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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With its new innovations in the visual arts, cinema and photography as well as the sciences of memory and perception, the early twentieth century saw a crisis in the relationship between what was seen and what was known. Literary Impressionism charts that modernist crisis of vision and the way that literary impressionists such as Dorothy Richardson, Ford Madox Ford, H.D., and May Sinclair used new concepts of memory in order to bridge the gap between perception and representation. Exploring the fiction of these four major writers as well as their journalism, manifesto writings, letters and diaries from the archives, Rebecca Bowler charts the progression of modernism's literary aesthetics and the changing role of memory within it.
Categories: Literary Criticism

What Was Literary Impressionism

What Was Literary Impressionism

Brown has almost nothing to say about literary impressionism in his later The Material Unconscious: American Amusements, Stephen Crane, and the Economics of Play (Cambridge, MA, 1996). Three other scholars with strong socioeconomic ...

Author: Michael Fried

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674984950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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“My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see. That—and no more, and it is every-thing.” So wrote Joseph Conrad in the best-known account of literary impressionism, the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century movement featuring narratives that paint pictures in readers’ minds. If literary impressionism is anything, it is the project to turn prose into vision. But vision of what? Michael Fried demonstrates that the impressionists sought to compel readers not only to see what was described and narrated but also to see writing itself. Fried reads Conrad, Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, W. H. Hudson, Ford Madox Ford, H. G. Wells, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Erskine Childers, R. B. Cunninghame Graham, and Edgar Rice Burroughs as avatars of the scene of writing. The upward-facing page, pen and ink, the look of written script, and the act of inscription are central to their work. These authors confront us with the sheer materiality of writing, albeit disguised and displaced so as to allow their narratives to proceed to their ostensible ends. What Was Literary Impressionism? radically reframes a large body of important writing. One of the major art historians and art critics of his generation, Fried turns to the novel and produces a rare work of insight and erudition that transforms our understanding of some of the most challenging fiction in the English language.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics

Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics

9 10 11 and Literary Impressionism (Atlanta: Rodopi, 1990); and Todd K. Bender's Literary Impressionism in Jean Rhys, Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad, and Charlotte BronteÈ (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1998).

Author: Jesse Matz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803526

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

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This 2001 study addresses the problems of perception and representation that occupied modernist writers such as James, Conrad and Woolf.
Categories: Literary Collections

Conrad and Impressionism

Conrad and Impressionism

See van Gunsteren, Katherine Mansfield and Literary Impressionism, and . For instance, Erik Ingvar Thurin refers to Whitman's attempt in ''Song of Myself'' to achieve the '''arrested moment' often sought by Impressionist ...

Author: John G. Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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In this 2001 book, John Peters investigates the impact of Impressionism on Conrad and links this to his literary techniques as well as his philosophical and political views. Impressionism, Peters argues, enabled Conrad to encompass both surface and depth not only in visually perceived phenomena but also in his narratives and objects of consciousness, be they physical objects, human subjects, events or ideas. Though traditionally thought of as a sceptical writer, Peters claims that through Impressionism Conrad developed a coherent and mostly traditional view of ethical and political principles, a claim he supports through reference to a broad range of Conrad's texts. Conrad and Impressionism investigates the sources and implications of Conrad's impressionism in order to argue for a consistent link between his literary technique, philosophical presuppositions and socio-political views. The same core ideas concerning the nature of human experience run throughout his works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Impressionisms

Literary Impressionisms

massage på den skandinaviska impressionismdebatten» (Lund 1993: 12; «cardiac massage on the Scandinavian impressionism debate»). In spite of Lund's seminal work, Scandinavian studies on the concept of literary impressionism have only ...

Author: Camilla Storskog

Publisher: Ledizioni

ISBN: 9788855260435

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This book aims to locate and draw out resonances of impressionism in Swedish and Finland-Swedish prose at the end of the nineteenth century, a field hitherto overlooked in the critical debate on literary impressionism. In order to frame the many alternative approaches to this issue, it examines the use of the term ‘literary impressionism’ not only on the Scandinavian scene but also in an international context. By focussing on three landmark discussions in the Nordic countries (Herman Bang, the Kristiania Bohème, August Strindberg), an inclusive, wide-ranging Scandinavian understanding of the relationship between impressionism and literature is advanced. The texts chosen for closer scrutiny disclose this extensive interpretation of impressionist writing: Helena Westermarck’s short story Aftonstämning (Evening Mood) from 1890 is read as an example of interart transposition, Stella Kleve’s novels and short stories are seen as indicative of the narrative modes of a literary impressionism drawing on scenic representation, but also present textual features such as the ‘metonymic mode’ and ‘delayed decoding’, elements that are central to the international approach to impressionist prose. The concluding analysis of fictional impressionists in the works of authors such as Gustaf af Geijerstam, Mathilda Roos, and Georg Nordensvan sketches a many-sided portrait of the impressionist painter while remaining true to this study’s pluralistic approach by including a discussion of K.A. Tavaststjerna’s Impressionisten (The Impressionist) from 1892, whose protagonist is not an artist but a hypersensitive, impressionable subject. This last section also investigates how fiction is used to convey a critical discussion of the means and methods of painterly impressionism, as well as the function of the use of the visual arts in these texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Impressionism

Literary Impressionism

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Date : February 24 , 1978 We have carefully read the dissertation encicled Literary Impressionism : A Study in Definitions submitted by John William Mains in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree ...

Author: John William Mains

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039356220

Category: Impressionism

Page: 356

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Categories: Impressionism

Stephen Crane and Literary Impressionism

Stephen Crane and Literary Impressionism

a of her remarks makes it easy to understand why literary critics of the time would show a certain flexibility in their use of the term “ Impressionism " throughout the decade . Waern began with the assertion that Impressionism ...

Author: James Nagel

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015046376573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Explores the influence of impressionism on Crane's narrative methods, themes, structures, characterizations, and patterns of imagery.
Categories: Literary Criticism