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An archaeology of sympathy : the sentimental mode in literature and cinema

Author: James Chandler
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture -- a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just literature, art, music, and cinema, but people{u2019}s very structures of feeling, their ways of doing and being. In what is sure to become a critical classic, An Archaeology of Sympathy challenges Sergei  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Chandler
ISBN: 9780226034959 022603495X 022603500X 9780226035000
OCLC Number: 809911051
Description: xxi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Capraesque. Capra's America ; Capra remakes Capra ; Cinema as a medium of sentiment --
The making of literary sentimentalism. The case of the literary spectator ; Sentimental journeys, vehicular states ; The emergence of sentimental probability ; Sentimental monstrosity --
Against sentiment. Romanticism ; Modernism.
Responsibility: James Chandler.

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