Jane Austen at Play: Self-Consciousness, Beginnings, Endings Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara

ISBN: 9780820420400

Published: November 1st 1993

Hardcover

188 pages


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Jane Austen at Play: Self-Consciousness, Beginnings, Endings  by  Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara

Jane Austen at Play: Self-Consciousness, Beginnings, Endings by Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara
November 1st 1993 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 188 pages | ISBN: 9780820420400 | 4.42 Mb

Though in some ways a realistic novelist, Jane Austen self-consciously presents the ideal through her ability to play. Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara shows how Austen treats art as an expression of what her contemporary, Friedrich von Schiller, termed theMoreThough in some ways a realistic novelist, Jane Austen self-consciously presents the ideal through her ability to play. Kuldip Kaur Kuwahara shows how Austen treats art as an expression of what her contemporary, Friedrich von Schiller, termed the -Spieltrieb- or -play drive-. The heroines and heroes of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park and Persuasion achieve harmony and balance.

In providing definitions of beauty and freedom, they learn to play. Kuwahara asserts that Austens aesthetically satisfying works liberate those who fully respond to her art.



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