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The Resource Sympathetic realism in nineteenth-century British fiction, Rae Greiner

Sympathetic realism in nineteenth-century British fiction, Rae Greiner

Label
Sympathetic realism in nineteenth-century British fiction
Title
Sympathetic realism in nineteenth-century British fiction
Statement of responsibility
Rae Greiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rae Greiner proposes that sympathy is integral to the form of the classic nineteenth-century realist novel. Following the philosophy of Adam Smith, Greiner argues that sympathy does more than foster emotional identification with others; it is a way of thinking along with them. By abstracting emotions, feelings turn into detached figures of speech that may be shared. Sympathy in this way produces realism; it is the imaginative process through which the real is substantiated. In Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction Greiner shows how this imaginative process of sympathy is written into three novelistic techniques regularly associated with nineteenth-century fiction: metonymy, free indirect discourse, and realist characterization. She explores the work of sentimentalist philosophers David Hume, Adam Smith, and Jeremy Bentham and realist novelists Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Henry James"--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greiner, Rae
Dewey number
823/.80912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.R4
LC item number
G74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Realism in literature
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Fiction
Label
Sympathetic realism in nineteenth-century British fiction, Rae Greiner
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
Introduction: Thinking of me thinking of you : sympathetic realism -- Going along with others : Adam Smith and the realists: Smith's sympathetic protocols ; Sympathetic form -- The art of knowing your own nothingness : Bentham, Austen, and the realist case: Sympathy and the case for realism ; Persuasion and the sympathetic case -- Dickensian sympathy : translation in the proper pitch: Harmonizing in other words ; Form's proper pitch. -- Not getting to know you : sympathetic detachment: Sympathetic detachment ; Groupthink in Conrad and James -- Coda: Sympathy versus empathy : the end of sympathy at century's end
Control code
779472197
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781421406534
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)779472197
Label
Sympathetic realism in nineteenth-century British fiction, Rae Greiner
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
Introduction: Thinking of me thinking of you : sympathetic realism -- Going along with others : Adam Smith and the realists: Smith's sympathetic protocols ; Sympathetic form -- The art of knowing your own nothingness : Bentham, Austen, and the realist case: Sympathy and the case for realism ; Persuasion and the sympathetic case -- Dickensian sympathy : translation in the proper pitch: Harmonizing in other words ; Form's proper pitch. -- Not getting to know you : sympathetic detachment: Sympathetic detachment ; Groupthink in Conrad and James -- Coda: Sympathy versus empathy : the end of sympathy at century's end
Control code
779472197
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781421406534
Isbn Type
(hdbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)779472197

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