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European Local-Color Literature : National Tales, Dorfgeschichten, Romans Champetres - Josephine Donovan

European Local-Color Literature

National Tales, Dorfgeschichten, Romans Champetres


Published: 30th September 2010
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A pioneering work in comparative European literature by a leading American scholar.

"Donovan does an admirable job of directing her readers' attention to many relatively unfamiliar, nineteenth-century works from these two countries, as well as from France and Germany. The incisive comparisons she draws between all these stories highlight various ways in which local-color literature represented a locus for political and cultural dissent during a period when European thought was saturated with the totalizing force of a post-Enlightenment drive toward modernization. This pioneering study opens the way for further informed comparative analysis of the origins, forms, and influences of this distinctive form of writing." --Anne Markey; Trinity College, Dublin; Comparative Literature Studies

"Full of clever literary insights and draws comparisons between texts written in different languages in ambitious and intelligent ways." --James Moran, University of Nottingham, Comparative Critical Studies

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Local-Color Literature and the Colonizations of Modernityp. 1
The Irish National Talep. 22
The Scottish National Talep. 63
Dorfgeschichte: The German Village Talep. 97
Romans ChampĂȘtres: French Provincial Literaturep. 138
Epilogue: A Sketch of the Local-Color Movement in Other Countriesp. 169
Works Cited and Other Relevant Titlesp. 180
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9781441119001
ISBN-10: 1441119000
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1