Naturalism in the European Novel

Naturalism in the European Novel : New Critical Perspectives

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Naturalism was the dominant movement in European literary culture during the second half of the 19th century. This book focuses on the poetics, thematics and reception of naturalism, and stresses modern methods of literary more

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  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 143.3 x 222.3 x 21.1mm | 408.24g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Berg Publishers
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0854966277
  • 9780854966271

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'...successfully provides a convenient summary in English of present thinking on naturalism, together with some interesting commentaries on a range of European texts.'Journal of European Studiesshow more

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The central, most substantial part of his book centers on the poetics of naturalism, treating in successive chapters the naturalist vision of the more

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Part 1 Poetics: the nature of naturalism, David Baguley; the naturalist text and the problem of reference, Philippe Hamon; towards an aesthetic of the naturalist novel, Yves Chevrel; the genesis of novelistic space: Zola's "La Bete Humaine", Henri Mitterand; writing history as temporality: Zola's "Rougon-Macquart", James H. Reid. Part 2 Reception: the reception of naturalism in Germany, Joseph Jurt; the reception of naturalism in Spain, Eamonn Rodgers; Emilio Pardo Bazan - narrative strategies and the critique of naturalism, Maurice Hemingway; naturalism and anti-naturalism in Italy, Jonathan Smith; representing the real - the English debate about naturalism 1884-1900, Lyn Pykett. Part 3 Texts: on monstrous birth - Leopoldo Alas's "La Regenta", Noel Valis; in the factory - description in Galdos, Peter A. Bly; Thomas Mann's "Buddenbrooks" - the first and only naturalist novel in Germany, Lilian Furst; James's lady and Zola's whore - the inscription of the heroine in the text in "The Portrait of a Lady" and "Nana", Valerie more

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