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Author Morris, Pam, 1940-

Title Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Worldly Realism / Pam Morris.

Publication Info. Edinburgh, UK : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]


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Contents Introduction: Worldly realism -- Part I: Systems and things -- Sense and sensibility: wishing is believing -- Mrs. Dalloway: the spirit of religion was abroad -- Part II: Nation and universe -- Emma: a prospect of England -- The waves: blasphemy of laughter and criticism -- Part III: Guns and plumbing -- Persuasion: fellow creatures -- The years: moment of transition -- Conclusion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Summary Studies Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf as materialists who assert equality between things, universe and people. Austen and Woolf are materialists, this book argues. 'Things' in their novels give us entry into some of the most contentious issues of the day. This wholly materialist understanding produces worldly realism, an experimental writing practice which asserts egalitarian continuity between people, things and the physical world. This radical redistribution of the importance of material objects and biological existence, challenges the traditional idealist hierarchy of mind over matter that has justified gender, class and race subordination. Entering their writing careers at the critical moments of the French Revolution and the First World War respectively, and sharing a political inheritance of Scottish Enlightenment scepticism, Austen's and Woolf's rigorous critiques of the dangers of mental vision unchecked by facts is more timely than ever in the current world dominated by fundamentalist neo-liberal, religious and nationalist belief systems. Key Features. The book uses close readings from Sense and Sensibility, Mrs Dalloway, Emma, The Waves, Persuasion and The Years to demonstrate the materialist sensibilities of Austen and Woolf It traces the anti-individualism of their view of self and consciousness as deriving from embodied experience Each chapter foregrounds the constitutive interrelationship of things, people, social and physical worlds The book reconceptualises a progressive view of realism - worldly realism - drawing upon Jacques RanciĆ·re's thesis that a new democratic aesthetic regime is inaugurated around the end of the eighteenth century
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. (OCoLC)fst00032929
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. (OCoLC)fst00033879
Woolf, Virginia 1882-1941
Austen, Jane 1775-1817
Realism in literature.
Biography and True Stories.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Realism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01091237
Indexed Term literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: 9781474419130 1474419135 (OCoLC)954429392
ISBN 9781474419147 (electronic bk.)
1474419143 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781474419130
AU@ 000061154426
GBVCP 1008668230
UKMGB 018484612

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