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

By: Prendergast, Christopher

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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.

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

Author Name: Prendergast, Christopher

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press:

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