Real Time

Real Time : Accelerating Narrative from Balzac to Zola

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Speed began transforming social perceptions even before the expansion of the railroad, and the realist novel portrays and is structured by the effects of the perceptions of speed in the exchange of information and in the moving of people.
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  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 157.5 x 237.2 x 17.5mm | 439.99g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0252028724
  • 9780252028724

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"Real Time is written with clarity and elegance. David Bell demonstrates convincingly and brilliantly how technologies of communication and transportation had a decisive impact on representations of time and space in the nineteenth-century French novel and more generally on all narratives of this period." -- Marcel Hnaff, author of Sade: The Invention of the Libertine Body and Levi-Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology.
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