9780791443408

The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments Form Clarissa to Rescue 911

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791443408

  • ISBN10:

    079144340X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

This book offers a new interpretation of sympathy as an instrument for investigating contemporary culture, gender, & visual technique.

Author Biography

Laura Hinton is Assistant Professor of English at The City College of New York.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction The Failed Mirror of Sympathy 1(34)
Clarissa through the Epistolary Key-hole
35(40)
A Masochistic Spectator's Sentimental Education: The ``Illusion of Reality'' in Flaubert's L'Education sentimentale
75(46)
Giving Isabel an ``Ado'' (Adieu): Sympathy and Sadomasochism in James's Preface to The Portrait of a Lady
121(26)
Sentimental Nature in Wuthering Heights; or, William Wyler Meets Emily Bronte on the Yorkshire Moors
147(42)
Excessive Women's Sadomasochistic Sentiments: Maternal-Melodrama Fetishism in Imitation of Life and the TV Talkshow Sally Jessy Raphael
189(30)
The Spectacular Survival of Sympathy on Rescue 911
219(16)
Notes 235(26)
Works Cited 261(12)
Index 273

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