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The unfinished manner : essays on the fragment in the later eighteenth century, Elizabeth Wanning Harries

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The unfinished manner : essays on the fragment in the later eighteenth century
Title
The unfinished manner
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essays on the fragment in the later eighteenth century
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Elizabeth Wanning Harries
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Language
eng
Summary
The Unfinished Manner examines the fragments produced by European writers and artists in the eighteenth century and earlier, fragments that were not the result of an inability to finish either texts or buildings but rather deliberate refusals to make the traditional gestures of conclusion. Most books published in the past few years on the fragment and the unfinished see it as a peculiarly "Romantic" early nineteenth-century exclusively poetic form. Elizabeth Wanning Harries argues, instead, that the fragment not only had a long history beginning with Petrarch but also played an important part in the history of the novel and other kinds of prose. Conceptualizing the fragment as a genre, Harries sheds a new light on the practice of reading fiction and "reading" ruins in the eighteenth century, complex practices that often require oscillation between two perspectives or ways of reading. She also explores the gendering of forms in eighteenth-century aesthetics - the perception of fragments as feminine (beautiful) rather than masculine (sublime) - and speculates on the fragment's meaning within the context of eighteenth-century social mythologies as well as those of later eras. Finally, she rereads Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" to show its roots in eighteenth-century fragmentary textual practices. The Unfinished Manner takes up the questions that arise when writers and artists treat apparently unfinished forms - fragments, ruins, torsos, sketches - as finished, both in the eighteenth century and, implicitly, today. Harries's treatments of Petrarch as the initiator of the fragment tradition, of Sterne in relation to biblical criticism, of Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" in relation to Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and of fragments in their relation to the feminine are original and revisionary contributions that seriously challenge some critical assumptions about Romanticism and its relationship to eighteenth-century texts
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Harries, Elizabeth Wanning
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Literature, Modern
  • Closure (Rhetoric)
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The unfinished manner : essays on the fragment in the later eighteenth century, Elizabeth Wanning Harries
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Gendered Forms: Fiction, Fragments, and the Feminine
  • 6.
  • Fragmentary Notes toward a Genealogy of the Person from Porlock
  • 1.
  • Scattered Rhymes and Mutilated Manuscripts
  • 2.
  • Gathering Up the Fragments: Hamann, Herder, Sterne
  • 3.
  • Fragmentary Ruins, Ruined Fragments
  • 4.
  • Fragments and the "Reader's Pencil": Fictions of Reader Response in the Sentimental Novel
Control code
29637979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780813915029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1594207
Label
The unfinished manner : essays on the fragment in the later eighteenth century, Elizabeth Wanning Harries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) 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
  • 5.
  • Gendered Forms: Fiction, Fragments, and the Feminine
  • 6.
  • Fragmentary Notes toward a Genealogy of the Person from Porlock
  • 1.
  • Scattered Rhymes and Mutilated Manuscripts
  • 2.
  • Gathering Up the Fragments: Hamann, Herder, Sterne
  • 3.
  • Fragmentary Ruins, Ruined Fragments
  • 4.
  • Fragments and the "Reader's Pencil": Fictions of Reader Response in the Sentimental Novel
Control code
29637979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780813915029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1594207

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