Figural Realism

Figural Realism : Studies in the Mimesis Effect

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"Hayden White...is the most prominent American scholar to unite historiography and literary criticism into a broader reflection on narrative and cultural understanding." --'The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism' In his earlier books such as 'Tropics of Discourse' and 'The Content of the Form', Hayden White focused on the conventions of historical writing and on the ordering of historical consciousness. In 'Figural Realism', White collects eight interrelated essays primarily concerned with the treatment of history in recent literary critical discourse. "'History' is not only an object we can study," writes White, "it is also and even primarily a certain kind of relationship to 'the past' mediated by a distinctive kind of written discourse. It is because historical discourse is actualized in its culturally significant form as a specific kind of writing that we may consider the relevance of literary theory to both the theory and the practice of historiography."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 480g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0801859972
  • 9780801859977

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"Of all the writers on subjects connected to tropology, White is surely the best at making the complex both engaging and approachable. The core essays here constitute a very important book not because of their focus on matters tropological, but also because of their subjects. In several, White addresses issues surrounding 'historicism, ' 'New Historicism, ' 'fictions and factions,' the connections of literary theory and historical writing, and above all, the horrifying complexity of the Holocaust and how one might ever constitute its history. For these and other reasons, this is an important book."--James M. Mellard, Northern Illinois University
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About Hayden V. White

Hayden White is professor emeritus of the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His books include 'Metahistory', 'Tropics of Discourse', and 'The Content of the Form ', all available from Johns Hopkins.
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