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Fragments of the Feminine Sublime in Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce: The ... - Page 3
by Ginette Verstraete - 1998 - 280 pages
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Stephen Hero

James Joyce - Fiction - 1963 - 253 pages
...him think of collecting many such moments together in a book of epiphanies. By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed that it was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing...
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Re Joyce

Anthony Burgess - Literary Criticism - 1965 - 272 pages
...business of epiphanies, defined in Stephen Hero (the first draft of A Portrait): By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed that it was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing...
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Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature

Meyer Howard Abrams - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 550 pages
...instant when the “spiritual eye” adjusts “to an exact focus.” By an epiphany [Stephen] meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed that it was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing...
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James Joyce's Aesthetic Theory: Its Development and Application

Dolf Sörensen - Literary Criticism - 1977 - 96 pages
...keen enough to afflict his senses very severely” and Joyce describes how “By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed that it was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing...
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Robert Henryson

Douglas Gray - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 283 pages
...game—' Is this your bourding in ernist than?'—but he still finds it difficult to believe the 4' ‘A sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself' (Stephen Hero). Cf. the discussion by M. Beja, Epiphany in the Modern Novel (London, 1971). evidence...
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Comic Faith: The Great Tradition from Austen to Joyce

Robert M. Polhemus - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 398 pages
...sudden showing-forth of divinity, moved Joyce, and he adapted the term for his own purposes to mean "a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself." 36 The young Joyce, describing this phenomenon, sounds very much as if he were theorizing about audience...
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Perpetuum Mobile: A Study of the Novels and Aesthetics of Michel Butor

Mary Lydon - 1980 - 295 pages
...Theodore Spencer (1944; rpt. New York: New Directions Paperbook, 1963), p. 211: “By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation whether in the vulgarity...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself.” 23. Joyce, Portrait, p. 229. 24. The fact that Madame Vertigues sees nothing wrong with the ludicrous...
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The Poetics of Revelation

Diana M. Culbertson - 1988 - 120 pages
...significant content. The term epiphany in modern literature was popularized by James Joyce to describe a "sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the...gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself." 22 An epiphany is not the result of information received or great events experienced. It is not a conclusion....
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Machine, Metaphor, and the Writer: A Jungian View

Bettina L. Knapp - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 256 pages
...than the tram, will be instrumental in bringing on what James Joyce calls the epiphany. Joyce defined the epiphany as “a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself,” and as “the most delicate of evanescent moments;”...
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