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Paradoxy of Modernism$
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Robert Scholes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108200

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108200.001.0001

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Hard and Soft: Joyce and Others

Hard and Soft: Joyce and Others

(p.120) 4 Hard and Soft: Joyce and Others
Paradoxy of Modernism

Robert Scholes

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the distinction between hardness and softness or sentimentalism. In particular, it considers the question of Joyce's sentimentality, and, indeed, the question of sentimentality within modernism. It argues that those to whom hardness comes naturally are seldom as interesting as those for whom it is a cloak for an inner softness. And that is part of the paradoxy of modernism.

Keywords:   hardness, softness, sentimentalism, James Joyce, sentimentality, modernism

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