Scholars usually think of eighteenth-century novels as being distinctive for their realism and imagine realism to be antithetical to the literary marvelous. Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder overturns this view, arguing instead for the centrality of the marvelous and of wonder in the experience eighteenth-century fiction offered its readers. It argues that the effect of eighteenth-century skepticism was not to evacuate wonder fromart but to diffuse it within literary realism.Reading the Enquiry inspired a mental game that I would play as my friend Tamsin and I walked every week from Tufnell Park, London, ... (as Hume puts it, the aparticular situation of the Imagination and of the Passions, which is supposeda by a text (Philosophical Essays 37)). ... filling in a series of blanks: favorite food: pizza; color of hair: brown; and finally, about half way down the list: a believes in: Santa.
|Title||:||Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder|
|Author||:||Sarah Tindal Kareem|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2014-10-23|