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The Order of Mimesis: Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval and Flaubert (Cambridge Studies in French), Prendergast, Christopher
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Author Name:    Prendergast, Christopher

Title:   The Order of Mimesis: Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval and Flaubert (Cambridge Studies in French)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521369770 / 9780521369770

Seller ID:   ING9780521369770

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This book is a challenging investigation of the idea of literary mimesis in the light of contemporary literary theory. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives developed in and around the work of Barthes, Kristeva, Genette and Derrida, Dr Prendergast explores approaches to the concept of mimesis and relates these to a number of narrative texts produced in the period which literary history familiarly designates as the age of realism: Balzac's Illusions Perdues and Splendeurs et Mis res des Courtisanes, Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir, Nerval's Sylvie and Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale. The book is not merely expository however: one of the author's aims is to engage with much of the polemical debate which has surrounded the topic, in the belief that a recognition of the historical conditions determining both the theory and practice of mimesis must be recovered.



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