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: 284

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Categories: Social Science

Literary Impressionism

Literary Impressionism

With the impressionists , painting becomes a form of art which is closely related to music and poetry , and likewise , litera- ture to painting and music , and music to painting and literature . This new relationship between poetry and ...

Author: Marlies Kronegger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0808403656

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 166

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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: 192

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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 In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays.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: 292

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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. Matz also argues that the resulting confusion becomes a basic plot feature of modernist fiction. This wide-ranging 2001 study addresses the problems of perception and representation that occupied writers in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Collections

Conrad and Impressionism

Conrad and Impressionism

Despite being important contributions to the study of literary impressionism , each has its shortcomings . Although Kronegger helps clarify the relationship between subject and object in impressionist literature , her book draws too ...

Author: John G. Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521791731

Category: Art

Page: 228

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John Peters investigates the impact of Impressionism on Conrad and links this to his literary techniques as well as his philosophical and political views. He 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.
Categories: Art

Literary Impressionism

Literary Impressionism

In the same way Céline considered himself an impressionist in literature because he lets the narrator's emotion control his report , even to the point of hallucination . la the Winter 1973 issue ( devoted to literary impressionism ) of ...

Author: John William Mains

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039356220

Category: Impressionism

Page: 386

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Categories: Impressionism

Stephen Crane and Literary Impressionism

Stephen Crane and Literary Impressionism

1 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: STANFORD:36105003951352

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Stephen Crane's distinctive style since his earliest publication has been a preoccupation of critics, but they have disagreed in their interpretations, variously describing him as a Naturalist, Realist, Imagist, Symbolist, and Impressionist. In this book James Nagel convincingly argues that, although Crane was all of these, it is the norms and methods of Impressionism that constitute "the continuing and informing impulse throughout his work." Such a perspective on Crane affords a new understanding of all facets of his oeuvre. Early in his life Crane lived with painters who had studied Impressionism in Paris, and his writings from that period and later manifest his interest in the subject. But, more importantly, his fiction uses themes and devices that parallel the ideas and craft of Impressionistic painting. Dr. Nagel explores the extent of this influence on Crane's narrative methods, themes, structures, characterizations, and patterns of imagery, using many examples from the Crane canon, Crane's relationship with his literary contemporaries--Harold Frederic, H.G. Wells, Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad--is also examined.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

Literary Impressionism in Jean Rhys, Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad, and Charlotte Brontë. New York and London: Garland. Brantlinger, Patrick (1985). “Heart of Darkness: Anti-imperialism, racism, or Impressionism?” Criticism 27, 363–85.

Author: David Bradshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405154673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essentialtexts and contexts of the modernist movement with the uniqueinsights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the studyof modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernistliterature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the mostdistinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture,contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all thegenres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature,from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora NealHurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and Americanmodernism
Categories: Literary Criticism