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The Chain of ThingsDivinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Eric Downing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores connections between the practices of reading and magic during the realist and modernist periods in German literature and thought, with a particular focus on divination. Divination, ... More

Haunting EncountersThe Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Joanne Lipson Freed

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713767
eISBN:
9781501713828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Beginning with the basic conviction that acts of cross-cultural reading have ethical consequences, Haunting Encounters traces the narrative strategies through which certain works fiction forge ... More

Spaces of FeelingAffect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Marta Figlerowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can other people notice our affects more easily than we do? Spaces of Feeling examines modernist novels and poems that treat this possibility as electrifying, as well as deeply disturbing. Their ... More

Woolf's AmbiguitiesTonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Molly Hite

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study argues that the greatest formal innovation in Virginia Woolf’s fiction is the muting, complicating or effacing of tonal cues: textual pointers guiding how readers feel and make ethical ... More

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