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The Resource Time and the moment in Victorian literature and society, Sue Zemka

Time and the moment in Victorian literature and society, Sue Zemka

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Time and the moment in Victorian literature and society
Title
Time and the moment in Victorian literature and society
Statement of responsibility
Sue Zemka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sudden changes, opportunities or revelations have always carried a special significance in western culture, from the Greek and later the Christian kairos to Evangelical experiences of conversion. This fascinating book explores the ways in which England, under the influence of industrialising forces and increased precision in assessing the passing of time, attached importance to moments and events that compress great significance into small units of time. Sue Zemka questions the importance that modernity invests in momentary events, from religion to aesthetics and philosophy. She argues for a strain in Victorian and early modern novels critical of the values the age invested in moments of time, and suggests that such novels also offer a correction to contemporary culture and criticism, with its emphasis on the momentary event as an agency of change"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zemka, Sue
Dewey number
823/.809384
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T5
LC item number
Z46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
77
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Eliot, George
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • English fiction
  • Time in literature
  • Time perception in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and technology
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Augenblick (Motiv)
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
Label
Time and the moment in Victorian literature and society, Sue Zemka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) 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 -- 1. A brief history of the moment -- 2. The economic mediation of time -- 3. Pie'd : the moment in mid-Victorian working-class fiction -- 4. Dickens's peripatetic novels -- 5. Adam Bede and the redemption of time -- 6. Daniel Deronda : Eliot's anti-epiphanic novel -- 7. Panic in Lord Jim -- Conclusion: Lost duration
Control code
746489181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781107007420
Lccn
2011031543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)746489181
Label
Time and the moment in Victorian literature and society, Sue Zemka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) 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 -- 1. A brief history of the moment -- 2. The economic mediation of time -- 3. Pie'd : the moment in mid-Victorian working-class fiction -- 4. Dickens's peripatetic novels -- 5. Adam Bede and the redemption of time -- 6. Daniel Deronda : Eliot's anti-epiphanic novel -- 7. Panic in Lord Jim -- Conclusion: Lost duration
Control code
746489181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781107007420
Lccn
2011031543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)746489181

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