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Modernist empathy : geography, elegy, and the uncanny / Eve C. Sorum, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Author/Creator:
Sorum, Eve, 1976- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 224 pages : 1 illustration (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Empathy in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Empathy in literature.
English literature.
Modernism (Literature)
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"This book shows how reading modernist literature gives us a fresh and necessary insight into both the tensions within the empathetic imagination and the idea of empathy itself. Writers such as Thomas Hardy, Ford Madox Ford, Mary Borden, T. S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf encourage us to enter other perspectives even as they question the boundaries between self and other and, hence, the very possibility of empathy. Eve Sorum maintains that we must think through this complex literary heritage, focusing on the geographic and elegiac modes of the empathetic imagination, and revealing empathy as more fraught, threatening, and even uncanny than it first appears. Modernist Empathy thereby forges a theory of literary empathy as an act not of orientation, but of disorientation, thereby enriching our contemporary understanding of both modernist literature and the concept of literary empathy"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Illustration; Acknowledgments; 1. Modernizing empathy, locating loss; 2. Disorientation, elegy, and the uncanny: modernist empathy through Hardy; 3. Disorienting empathy: World War I and the traumas of perspective-taking; 4. Elegizing empathy: Eliot and the subject-object divide; 5. Uncanny empathy: Woolf's half-life of objects; Conclusion: performing empathy?; Notes; Works cited; Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781108498722
1108498728
9781108598743
OCLC:
1083457413
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