By Kirsty Martin
How can we suppose for others? needs to we strive to appreciate different minds? will we need to appreciate others' autonomy, or maybe their individuality? Or may sympathy be essentially extra intuitive, physically and troubling?
Taking as her concentration the paintings of Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, and Vernon Lee (the first novelist to take advantage of the observe 'empathy'), Kirsty Martin explores how modernist writers considered questions of sympathetic reaction. Attending heavily to literary depictions of gesture, stream and rhythm; and to literary explorations of the physically and of transcendence; this e-book argues that valuable to modernism used to be a great of sympathy that used to be morally complicated, yet that was once pushed via a decision to be actual to what it truly is to feel.
Offering new readings of significant literary texts, and unique learn into their old contexts, Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy units modernist texts along contemporary discussions of emotion and cognition. It bargains a clean interpreting of literary modernism, and indicates how modernism may well proceed to unsettle our considering feeling today.