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Written by Barb JA
(9/18/2009 10:01 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, If, however, you aren't looking for such a contrast (loooong!), penned by Anselm
Thank you Anselm for all this interesting information. BTW, I looked up the Cambridge Austen you mentioned in another post, and all of it is prohibitively expensive. I will just have to learn from you all here.
I'm wondering if there is an overlap in romanticism and sensibility as movements.
Here's from Henry Hitchings afterword
To Austen's audience, any mention of sensibility would have been topical and provoking. Her readers identified sentiment with sociability, yet also associated an excess of it with sickness. The Irish politician Edmund Burke articulated the age's new esthetic values in an essay entitled A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757). Burke argued that taste was crucially linked to 'sensibility,' and that the civilized mind had to be amenable to 'the pleasures of the imagination.'
Hitchings linked Burke's writing to sensibility; but in Peter Conrad's intoduction (quote below), he seems to be linking it to romanticism too. Whether this is the same piece or writing to which they're referring, I don't know.
Many times I think Elinor is in fact the more feeling of the two sisters. Marianne seems express more feeling than she truly feels, and Elinor feels more than she expresses.
Anyway I found the Burke essay online. I read some of it, and if as he says pain is pleasure, then I enjoyed it.:-) Maybe I just need to try again later. But I found a section I will link below that seems to fit Marianne. You can click on book contents on the top of that page if you want to read more sections.
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