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The continuum of consciousness : aesthetic experience and visual art in Henry James's novels, Jennifer Eimers

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The continuum of consciousness : aesthetic experience and visual art in Henry James's novels
Title
The continuum of consciousness
Title remainder
aesthetic experience and visual art in Henry James's novels
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Jennifer Eimers
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Aesthetic experience and visual art in Henry James's novels
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Language
eng
Summary
The Continuum of Consciousness: Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James's Novels examines the transformative experience of art in James's fiction. In a 1915 letter to H. G. Wells, James declares, "It is art that makes life." This book traces the rich implications of this claim. For James, viewing art transformed the self. Many of his contemporaries, including his famous older brother, William, were deeply interested in the study of perception and individual consciousness. James's fictional use of art reflects these philosophical discussions. Although much valuable scholarship has been devoted to visual art in James's fiction, the guiding role it often plays in his characters' experiences receives fuller exploration in this book. A prolonged look at visual art and consciousness through the lens of nineteenth-century British aestheticism reveals intriguing connections and character responses. By highlighting and analyzing his representations of aesthetic consciousness in four novels at specific moments (such as Basil Ransom's and Verena Tarrant's contrasting responses to Harvard's Memorial Hall in The Bostonians and Milly Theale's identification with a Bronzino painting in The Wings of the Dove), this book ultimately explores the idea that for James art represents "every conscious human activity," as Wells replied to James. --Amazon.com
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Eimers, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.A75
LC item number
E46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American University studies series IV : English language and literature
Series volume
vol. 198
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  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Art in literature
  • Art and literature
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The continuum of consciousness : aesthetic experience and visual art in Henry James's novels, Jennifer Eimers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-112) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the art in James's experience -- James's introduction to visual art -- John Ruskin and Walter Pater -- The art in James's fiction -- Aesthetic experience in The portrait of a lady. Italian initiations; Antique marbles; St. Peter's Basilica; Tableau vivant; Return to Gardencourt -- The influence of architecture in The Bostonians. Memorial Hall; Central park; Boston Music Hall -- (Re)presenting Miriam Rooth in The tragic muse. Nick, Nash, and Notre Dame; Miriam as The tragic muse; La tragédie; Miriam as the comic muse; Miriam on stage -- Pater and Ruskin in The wings of the dove. The Bronzino portrait; The image of The dove; The National Gallery; Aesthetic Venice; The Venetian canvas -- Conclusion
Control code
841039531
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 117 pages
Isbn
9781433122897
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841039531
Label
The continuum of consciousness : aesthetic experience and visual art in Henry James's novels, Jennifer Eimers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-112) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the art in James's experience -- James's introduction to visual art -- John Ruskin and Walter Pater -- The art in James's fiction -- Aesthetic experience in The portrait of a lady. Italian initiations; Antique marbles; St. Peter's Basilica; Tableau vivant; Return to Gardencourt -- The influence of architecture in The Bostonians. Memorial Hall; Central park; Boston Music Hall -- (Re)presenting Miriam Rooth in The tragic muse. Nick, Nash, and Notre Dame; Miriam as The tragic muse; La tragédie; Miriam as the comic muse; Miriam on stage -- Pater and Ruskin in The wings of the dove. The Bronzino portrait; The image of The dove; The National Gallery; Aesthetic Venice; The Venetian canvas -- Conclusion
Control code
841039531
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 117 pages
Isbn
9781433122897
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841039531

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