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Tender Consciousness: Sentimental Sensibility in the Emerging Artist - Sterne, Yeats, Joyce, and Proust Laura Jane Ress

Tender Consciousness: Sentimental Sensibility in the Emerging Artist - Sterne, Yeats, Joyce, and Proust

Laura Jane Ress

Published April 22nd 2002
ISBN : 9780820438689
Hardcover
285 pages
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Tender Consciousness studies how Sternes eighteenth-century model of British sentimentality is manifest in modernist Kunstlerroman. Yeatss memoir, as well as Joyces and Prousts novels, trace innate artistic growth. To show how aestheticMoreTender Consciousness studies how Sternes eighteenth-century model of British sentimentality is manifest in modernist Kunstlerroman. Yeatss memoir, as well as Joyces and Prousts novels, trace innate artistic growth. To show how aesthetic sensibility develops, the authors focus on the search for artistic identity through language and sensory perception, which release memory and spurs imagination, mediated by intellect. They present a childhood vision of the world by recalling character-revealing gestures and by depicting how precocious sensitivity to language signals the budding sentimental sensibility of these writers.