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Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores how writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life‐writing — biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal — increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It ... More


Im/personality: The Imaginary Portraits of Walter Pater

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with Walter Pater as a key figure, representing a gateway from impressionism to modernism and beyond. It discusses the implications of Pater's impressionist aesthetics for ... More


Aesthetic Auto/biography: Ruskin and Proust

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the notion of ‘aesthetic autobiography’, attached by Suzanne Nalbantian to the modernist autobiographical Künstlerroman, in fact originates in the way earlier writers such as ... More


Literary Impressionism and Impressionist Autobiographies: Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Ford Madox Ford

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is really a coda to the first half of the book, arguing that an alternative contemporary response to the disturbance in life‐writing is represented by the impressionist ... More


Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Hugh Epstein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of connections between these two major authors, this book reads the highly descriptive impressionist fiction of Hardy and Conrad together in the light of a shared ... More


Henry James and the Art of Impressions

John Scholar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198853510
eISBN:
9780191887925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Henry James and the Art of Impressions examines the concept of the ‘impression’ in the essays and late novels of Henry James. Although Henry James criticized the impressionism which was ... More


Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Jesse Matz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231164061
eISBN:
9780231543057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Impressionism captured the world's imagination in the late nineteenth century and remains with us today. Portraying the dynamic effects of modernity, impressionist artists revolutionized the arts and ... More


Perspective (Marcel's Steeples)

Joshua Landy

in Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter lays out Proust's theory of knowledge, according to which the data of sense are first filtered through the intuition, where they suffer perspectival distortion of both a general and an ... More


From Realism to ‘Impressionism’

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines briefly the development of the Russian realist novel genre and its significance in the eyes of both the reading public and of the writers themselves. It then examines the ... More


Lyricism, Fiction, and the Transcendent

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The problem of evolving an adequate definition of literary impressionism has been investigated by J. W. Mains, who distinguishes two main areas in critical usage. The first corresponds to ‘unmediated ... More


Lawrence and Bloomsbury II: Art versus Text

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

D. H. Lawrence and his Bloomsbury contemporaries shared many of the same concerns, and, in particular, they set out to dispel the myth of a naively mimetic art, seeing realism to be complicit with ... More


Beginning the Journey around the World, 1894–9

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Chesterton's life from 1894–9. Chesterton finally emerged from his periodic depressions two years after leaving St Paul's School. In the springtime of 1894 his mood was one of ... More


Freud Madox Ford: Impressionism, Psychoanalytic Trauma Theory, and Ford’s Wartime Writing

Karolyn Steffens

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Foregrounding intersections between Ford and Freud, this chapter analyzes Ford’s Impressionism alongside Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Tracing the development of Ford’s Impressionism through ... More


Composing the War and the Mind; Composing Parade’s End

Alexandra Becquet

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the intermedial structure of Parade’s End, considering it as an art composition and Ford’s approach to ‘reflect’ and ‘reflect on’ the traumatic experience of the Great War. ... More


“Violent Moments of Being”: Woolf, Pater, and Fry

Adam Parkes

in A Sense of Shock: The Impact of Impressionism on Modern British and Irish Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383812
eISBN:
9780199896950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the intricate relations between Woolf’s theory of the “moment of being,” issues of gender and sexuality, and tensions between Pater’s impressionist aesthetics and Roger Fry’s ... More


Gender and the Language of Modernism

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Leah Goldberg’s 1946 modernist Hebrew novel Ve-hu ha-’or (And That Is the Light). Goldberg’s novel portrays the tensions between Jewish and European literary culture through her ... More


Consciousness, Exemplars, and Art

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

To understand the exemplar representation of conscious exemplars, we need to examine the character of consciousness. I begin with a theory of the epistemology of consciousness. There are certain ... More


Introduction: Resisting Impressionism

John Scholar

in Henry James and the Art of Impressions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198853510
eISBN:
9780191887925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853510.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The introduction argues that James’s work is best understood as impression-driven rather than impressionist. It allies the book with those critics who take a philosophical view of literary ... More


James’s Criticism of Existing Theories of the Impression, 1872–88

John Scholar

in Henry James and the Art of Impressions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198853510
eISBN:
9780191887925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853510.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 1 explores the anomaly that while James was critical of French impressionist painting and literature, he nevertheless made the impression the centrepiece of his representation of the novelist ... More


Impressions Received in The Ambassadors

John Scholar

in Henry James and the Art of Impressions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198853510
eISBN:
9780191887925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853510.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 5 looks at The Ambassadors, arguing that its protagonist Lambert Strether’s impression is at different times empiricist (a means for him to discover the truth) and aesthetic (a means for him ... More


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