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The Resource Religious experience and the modernist novel, Pericles Lewis

Religious experience and the modernist novel, Pericles Lewis

Label
Religious experience and the modernist novel
Title
Religious experience and the modernist novel
Statement of responsibility
Pericles Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The modernist period witnessed attempts to explain religious experience in non-religious terms. Such novelists as Henry James, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka found methods to describe through fiction the sorts of experiences that had traditionally been the domain of religious mystics and believers. In Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel, Pericles Lewis considers the development of modernism in the novel in relation to changing attitudes to religion. Through comparisons of major novelists with sociologists and psychologists from the same period, Lewis identifies the unique ways that literature addressed the changing spiritual situation of the early twentieth century. He challenges accounts that assume secularisation as the main narrative for understanding twentieth-century literature. Lewis explores the experiments that modernists undertook in order to invoke the sacred without directly naming it, resulting in a compelling study for readers of twentieth-century modernist literature"--Provided by publisher
  • "In Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel, Pericles Lewis considers the development of modernism in the novel in relation to changing attitudes to religion. Through comparisons of major novelists with sociologists and psychologists from the same period, Lewis identifies the unique ways that literature addressed the changing spiritual situation of the early twentieth century"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Pericles
Dewey number
809.31/9352
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3503
LC item number
.L393 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Experience (Religion) in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Religious experience and the modernist novel, Pericles Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Churchgoing -- 2. God's afterlife -- 3. Henry James and the varieties of religious experience -- 4. Marcel Proust and the elementary forms of religious life -- 5. Franz Kafka and the hermeneutics of suspicion -- 6. Virginia Woolf and the disenchantment of the world -- 7. The burial of the dead
Control code
428024453
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521856508
Lccn
2009035708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)428024453
Label
Religious experience and the modernist novel, Pericles Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Churchgoing -- 2. God's afterlife -- 3. Henry James and the varieties of religious experience -- 4. Marcel Proust and the elementary forms of religious life -- 5. Franz Kafka and the hermeneutics of suspicion -- 6. Virginia Woolf and the disenchantment of the world -- 7. The burial of the dead
Control code
428024453
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780521856508
Lccn
2009035708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)428024453

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