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By Sue Zemka

Surprising adjustments, possibilities or revelations have continually carried a different importance in western tradition, from the Greek and later the Christian kairos to Evangelical studies of conversion. This interesting ebook explores the ways that England, lower than the effect of industrializing forces and elevated precision in assessing the passing of time, connected significance to moments and occasions that compress nice value into small devices of time. Sue Zemka questions the significance that modernity invests in temporary occasions, from faith to aesthetics and philosophy. She argues for a pressure in Victorian and early sleek novels severe of the values the age invested in moments of time, and means that such novels additionally supply a correction to modern tradition and feedback, with its emphasis at the non permanent occasion as an enterprise of swap.

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