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Author Thrailkill, Jane F., 1963-

Title Affecting fictions : mind, body, and emotion in American literary realism / Jane F. Thrailkill.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.

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 Moore Stacks  PS374.B64 T48 2007    Available  ---
Description 312 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-296) and index.
Contents Introduction: The "affective fallacy" fallacy -- "The zest, the tingle, the excitement of reality" -- Statistical pity: Elsie Venner and the controversy over childbed fever -- Fear and epistemology: tracking the train of feeling in A mortal antipathy -- Nervous effort: Gilman, Crane, and the psychophysical pathologies of everyday life -- "Mindless" pleasure: embodies music in The awakening and Theron Ware -- Corporeal wonder: the occult entrancements of The wings of the dove.
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Human body in literature.
Emotions in literature.
Realism in literature.
Mind and body in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780674025127 (alk. paper)
0674025121 (alk. paper)