As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. If you are a seller, Fulfilment by Amazon can help you grow your business. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. Miller's approach consistently sheds new light on canonical texts, occasionally supplementing more oblique examples with more readily apparent instances from lesser-known contemporary works. Please click button to get at evening time poems book now. The tradition of evening poetry runs from the idyllic settings of Virgil to the urban twilights of T.
It is a celebratory book, and part of its literary pleasure gets into its own style; it enjoys here and there a Stevensish flamboyance. Learned, ranging over prose fiction and poetry, and illuminating the work of many authors—Milton, Defoe, Richardson, Austen, Keats, and more—this book, eminently readable, combines the charm of novelty with the substance of originality. In close readings of exemplary scenes—particularly those involving astonished or petrified characters—Miller shows how novelists sought to harness the energies of surprise toward edifying or comic ends, while registering its underpinnings in violence and mortal danger. Originally denoting a military ambush or physical assault, surprise went through a major semantic shift in the eighteenth century: from violent attack to pleasurable experience, and from external event to internal feeling. Miller studies that change as it took shape in literature ranging from Paradise Lost through the novels of Jane Austen. It offers new ways of reading. Even as surprise came to be associated with pleasure, it continued to be perceived as a problem: a sign of ignorance or naïveté, an uncontrollable reflex, a paralysis of rationality, and an experience of mere novelty or diversion for its own sake.
Wordsworth's evening voluntaries -- 4. This book is a welcome contribution to the crowded critical landscape of Romantic period studies. Valid only on your first 2 online payments. The Purification of Surprise in Pamela5. Miller's significant text will surely be referenced for many years to come. Its intricate argument, revealing a subtle and capacious intelligence, illuminates all it touches. The distinctive tone of Trakl's work--especially admired by his patron Ludwig Wittgenstein--is autumnal and melancholy.
Being and Feeling: The Surprise Attacks of Paradise Lost3. This leads to new ways of reading canonical works, and of thinking about the kinds of themes the lyric can express. Fulfilled by Amazon indicates that this item is stored, packed and dispatched from Amazon fulfilment centres. It is a celebratory book, and part of its literary pleasure gets into its own style; it enjoys here and there a Stevensish flamboyance. Miller carefully contextualizes his discussion and offers a network of refreshing close readings that highlight questions of form, genre, literary tradition, and aesthetic ambition over the political, social, and intellectual concerns of recent new historicist studies. This leads to new ways of reading canonical works, and of thinking about the kinds of themes the lyric can express. Wordsworthian Shocks, Gentle and Otherwise8.
From Aristotle to Emotion Theory2. Those interested in the relationship between aesthetic discourse and the fiction of the period are strongly encouraged to read this important work. The Accidental Doctor: Physics and Metaphysics in Robinson Crusoe4. Investigating the significance of that substitution, Miller traces an intellectual history of surprise, involving Aristotelian poetics, Cartesian philosophy, Enlightenment concepts of the passions, eighteenth-century literary criticism and aesthetics, and modern emotion theory. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. He presents a literary, personal, and cultural phenomenon vital to understanding the changing representation of experience from the early modern through the Romantic eras and down to today. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days from purchase.
Amazon directly handles delivery, customer service and returns. An engaging and very wide-ranging study, Surprise takes into account not only the kinds of experiences that might be thought surprising in various historical and literary contexts, but also the struggles of writers to depict their characters' surprise and to surprise their readers. The tradition of evening poetry runs from the idyllic setting of Virgil to the urban twilights of T. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Eliot, and flourished in the works of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats.
It investigates the role of surprise as cognitive and aesthetic experience in the poetry, novels and literary criticism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Miller has recently completed a new book entitled, Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected in the Long Eighteenth Century. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Miller pursues the nature and development of surprise through extended close analysis of major texts by authors including Milton, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Walpole, Cleland, Austen, Wordsworth, and Keats, among others. Its complicated history of a commonplace word and of the concepts it engages powerfully supports Christopher Miller's investigation into the emotional life of poetry and fiction.
Miller investigates the cultural background of this development. In fresh readings of familiar Romantic poems, Miller shows how evening settings enabled poets to represent the passage of time and to associate it with subtle movements of thought and perception. This book is a welcome contribution to the crowded critical landscape of Romantic period studies. In fresh readings of familiar Romantic poems, Miller shows how evening settings enabled poets to represent the passage of time and to associate it with subtle movements of thought and perception. The pre-history of romantic time -- 2. Miller carefully contextualizes his discussion and offers a network of refreshing close readings that highlight questions of form, genre, literary tradition, and aesthetic ambition over the political, social, and intellectual concerns of recent new historicist studies. Orders containing items Fulfilled by Amazon worth Rs.