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The Continuum of Consciousness

Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James's Novels
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ISBN-13:
9781433122897
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
23.08.2013
Seiten:
117
Autor:
Jennifer Eimers
Gewicht:
295 g
Format:
231x154x15 mm
Serie:
198, American University Studies Series 4: English Language and Literature
Sprache:
Englisch
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Contents: The Art in James's Experience - Aesthetic Experience in The Portrait of a Lady - The Influence of Architecture in The Bostonians - (Re)presenting Miriam Rooth in The Tragic Muse - Pater and Ruskin in The Wings of the Dove -.
The Continuum of Consciousness: Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James's Novels examines the transformative experience of art in James's fiction. In a 1915 letter to H. G. Wells, James declares, «It is art that makes life.» This book traces the rich implications of this claim. For James, viewing art transformed the self. Many of his contemporaries, including his famous older brother, William, were deeply interested in the study of perception and individual consciousness. James's fictional use of art reflects these philosophical discussions. Although much valuable scholarship has been devoted to visual art in James's fiction, the guiding role it often plays in his characters' experiences receives fuller exploration in this book. A prolonged look at visual art and consciousness through the lens of nineteenth-century British aestheticism reveals intriguing connections and character responses. By highlighting and analyzing his representations of aesthetic consciousness in four novels at specific moments (such as Basil Ransom's and Verena Tarrant's contrasting responses to Harvard's Memorial Hall in The Bostonians and Milly Theale's identification with a Bronzino painting in The Wings of the Dove), this book ultimately explores the idea that for James art represents «every conscious human activity», as Wells replied to James.