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Realism in European Literature : Essays in Honour of J. P. Stern - Nicholas Boyle

Realism in European Literature

Essays in Honour of J. P. Stern

By: Nicholas Boyle (Editor), Martin Swales (Editor)

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Published: 25th November 2010
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The essays in this collection, which was originally published in 1986, address fundamental issues of literary realism that have long been given prominence by J. P. Stern, the distinguished writer on German literature and author of the seminal study On Realism. In the prevailing theoretical climate problems associated with literary realism assumed great urgency. Such problems are the notion of literary 'truth to life', the survival of the concept of 'realism' in the light of modern hermeneutical theory, the perspective adopted by the contemporaries of Barthes and inheritors of Nietzsche on the canonical prose writers of the nineteenth century, and the future for an exegetical tradition represented in the work of Erich Auerbach.

Foreword
Note on the text
Notes on language, its deconstruction and on translating
Significant objects: a possibility of realism in early narratives
'Enter Mariners, wet': realism in Shakespeare's last plays
Language and reality in Bleak House
The problem of nineteenth-century German realism
Proust's Balzac
Realism, modernism, and 'language-consciousness'
Nietzche and the 'middle mode of discourse'
Fabricating histories
Ounces of example: Henry James, philosopher
Afterthoughts on realism
Index
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ISBN: 9780521155335
ISBN-10: 0521155339
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29