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The Resource Forms of life : character and moral imagination in the novel, Martin Price

Forms of life : character and moral imagination in the novel, Martin Price

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Forms of life : character and moral imagination in the novel
Title
Forms of life
Title remainder
character and moral imagination in the novel
Statement of responsibility
Martin Price
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The novel contains imagined lives that achieve a kind of meaning and intensity our own lives do not. Out of the novelist's moral imagination-the breadth and depth of his awareness of human motivations, tensions, and complexities-emerge fictional persons through whom we learn to read ourselves. This eloquent book, exploring fictional lives in crucial moments of choice and change, stresses both their difference from and their deep connections with life. Martin Price writes here about ways in which character has been conceived and presented in the novels of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with chapters that cogently argue the artistic value of character, Price then deals with the different forms character has taken in individual novels. His first discussions center on authors-Jane Austen, Stendhal, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Leo Tolstoy-who define individuals by their adherence or opposition to social norms. The next chapters deal with novelists for whom the moral world is largely internalized. The characters of Henry James, Joseph Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, and E.M. Forster live in society and act upon it, but the authors are particularly concerned with the confusions, terrors, and heroism that lie within consciousness. The last chapter uses novels about the artist by James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Thomas Mann in order to apprehend the process by which experience is transformed into art. Avoiding both formalistic and moralistic extremes, this new book by a distinguished critic helps us recover a fuller sense of literary form and the forms of life from which it emerges
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, Martin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Literature and morals
  • Roman
  • Personnages dans la littérature
  • Littérature et morale
  • FICTION
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature and morals
  • Romans
  • Persoonlijkheid
  • Bewusstsein
  • Charakterisierung
  • Charakterkunde
  • Englisch
  • Held
  • Literatur
  • Menschenbild
  • Moral
  • Roman
  • Großbritannien
  • Roman
  • Roman
  • Held
  • Englisch
Label
Forms of life : character and moral imagination in the novel, Martin Price
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James: the logic of intensity
  • Conrad: the limits of irony
  • Lawrence: levels of consciousness
  • Forster: inclusion and exclusion
  • The beauty of mortal conditions: Joyce, Woolf, Mann
  • The fictional contract
  • Relevance and the emergence of form
  • The other self: problems of character
  • Austen: manners and morals
  • Stendhal: irony and freedom
  • Dickens: selves and systems
  • Eliot: the nature of decision
  • Tolstoy and the forms of life
Control code
ocn956711908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156843
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dsrgfp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956711908
Label
Forms of life : character and moral imagination in the novel, Martin Price
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James: the logic of intensity
  • Conrad: the limits of irony
  • Lawrence: levels of consciousness
  • Forster: inclusion and exclusion
  • The beauty of mortal conditions: Joyce, Woolf, Mann
  • The fictional contract
  • Relevance and the emergence of form
  • The other self: problems of character
  • Austen: manners and morals
  • Stendhal: irony and freedom
  • Dickens: selves and systems
  • Eliot: the nature of decision
  • Tolstoy and the forms of life
Control code
ocn956711908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156843
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dsrgfp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956711908

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