|Author||: M. Bell|
|Total Pages||: 230|
|ISBN 10||: 9780230595507|
|ISBN 13||: 0230595502|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling defends feeling against customary distrust or condescension by showing that the affective turn of the eighteenth-century cult of sentiment, despite its sometimes surreal manifestations, has led to a positive culture of feeling. The very reaction against sentimentalism has taught us to identity sentimentality. Fiction, moreover, remains a principal means not just of discriminating quality of feeling but of appreciating its essentially imaginative nature.