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Socialism and all liberalism are built on sentimentality and the exploitation of empathy and compassion.
Their sentimentality has tended to go unacknowledged ever since because it was what Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick calls an 'open secret' in Australian society (145).
Braden's much earlier play with sentimentality is again obvious here.
Sentimentality rating: 9 Longevity rating: 8 RADIOHEAD - SAIL TO THE MOON It was the birth of Thom Yorke's son Noah that inspired this track from Hail to the Thief, and Yorke has spoken of how fatherhood has affected his songwriting - encouraging him to voice his unease at social injustice and our responsibility to future generations.
11) The opening line of an article tellingly entitled "Sentimentality: The Victorian Failing," which appears on The Victorian Web, is indicative of the modern attitude: "We may define sentimentality as a writer's consciously indulging emotion for its own sake, pushing the reader to emotional peaks through exaggeration, manipulation of language and situation, and such mechanical tricks as dwelling on the suffering and purity of a dying child.
Cain and Raymond Chandler, whose Philip Marlowe will be the tipping point between the hard-boiled critique of sentimentality in Hammett and Cain and the hard-boiled incorporation of sentimentality that follows.
The danger with sentimentality is that people do more than enjoy looking back.
conception of sentimentality as political quixotism supplies an early
The last line, "Hope is the thing with feathers," uttered and danced with no sentimentality, ended Bloom on a high.
Basically sentimentality involves demanding from the reader and emotional level of response which the literary situation does not warrant.
According to Korner, the failure of the work--or, to be more in tune with his dubbing of Der Weg ins Freie as Schnitzler's "liebstes Kind," its miscarriage--can be traced to two roots: structural incoherence and sentimentality.
McGinness uses titles as tongue-in-cheek disclaimers to defend his work against accusations of aestheticism or sentimentality, but he is an aesthete and a sentimentalist, as witness the beautiful Alia Iacta Est, which suggests a rich fantasy life and a romantic sensibility.