By Jennifer Eimers
The Continuum of cognizance: Aesthetic event and visible paintings in Henry James’s Novels examines the transformative event of artwork in James’s fiction. In a 1915 letter to H. G. Wells, James pronounces, «It is paintings that makes life.» This publication lines the wealthy implications of this declare. For James, viewing paintings remodeled the self. lots of his contemporaries, together with his well-known older brother, William, have been deeply attracted to the examine of belief and person attention. James’s fictional use of paintings displays those philosophical discussions. even supposing a lot worthy scholarship has been dedicated to visible paintings in James’s fiction, the guiding function it usually performs in his characters’ stories gets fuller exploration during this e-book. a protracted examine visible paintings and recognition in the course of the lens of nineteenth-century British aestheticism unearths fascinating connections and personality responses. through highlighting and interpreting his representations of aesthetic awareness in 4 novels at particular moments (such as Basil Ransom’s and Verena Tarrant’s contrasting responses to Harvard’s Memorial corridor in The Bostonians and Milly Theale’s id with a Bronzino portray in The Wings of the Dove), this e-book finally explores the concept for James artwork represents «every unsleeping human activity», as Wells answered to James.
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