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Realist vision [electronic resource] / Peter Brooks.

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Author/Creator:
Brooks, Peter, 1938-
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (272 p.)
Subjects:
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Realism in literature.
French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- English and French.
Comparative literature -- French and English.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Realist Vision explores the claim to represent the world "as it is." Peter Brooks takes a new look at the realist tradition and its intense interest in the visual. Discussing major English and French novels and paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brooks provides a lively and perceptive view of the realist project. Centering each chapter on a single novel or group of paintings, Brooks examines the "invention" of realism beginning with Balzac and Dickens, its apogee in the work of such as Flaubert, Eliot, and Zola, and its continuing force in James and modernists such as Woolf. He considers also the painting of Courbet, Manet, Caillebotte, Tissot, and Lucian Freud, and such recent phenomena as "photorealism" and "reality TV."
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1. Realism and Representation
Chapter 2. Balzac Invents the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 3. Dickens and Nonrepresentation
Chapter 4. Flaubert and the Scandal of Realism
Chapter 5. Courbet's House of Realism
Chapter 6. George Eliot's Delicate Vessels
Chapter 7. Zola's Combustion Chamber
Chapter 8. Unreal City: Paris and London in Balzac, Zola, and Gissing
Chapter 9. Manet, Caillebotte, and Modern Life
Chapter 10. Henry James's Turn of the Novel
Chapter 11. Modernism and Realism: Joyce, Proust, Woolf
Chapter 12. The Future of Reality?
References and Bibliographical Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-241) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-72976-0
9786611729769
0-300-12785-5
OCLC:
952731714
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300127850 doi
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