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An Estimate of the Value and Influence of Works of Fiction in Modern Times

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,915 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Categories: PN, Z
Downloads: 1,723
Added to site: 2007.03.18 16308
Genres: Essays, Criticism

uing from the common source of the human desire for expression, yet the region of fancy corresponding to each medium of utterance is molded by intercourse with that medium, and acquires an individuality which is not directly reducible to terms of any other region of aesthetic fancy. Feeling, in short, is modified in becoming communicable; and the feeling which has become communicable in music is not capable of re-translation into the feeling which has become communicable in painting. Thus the arts have no doubt in common a human and even rational content--rational in so far as the feelings which are embodied in expression, for expression's sake, arise in connection with ideas and purposes; but each of them has separately its own peculiar physical medium of expression and also a whole region of modified feeling or fancy which constitutes the material proper to be expressed in the medium and according to the laws of each particular art."--B. Bosanquet, 'The Relation of the Fine Arts to One Another' (Proceed



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