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A familiar strangeness : American fiction and the language of photography, 1839-1945

Author: Stuart Burrows
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Literary critics have traditionally suggested that the invention of photography led to the rise of the realist novel, which is believed to imitate the detail and accuracy of the photographic image. Instead, says Stuart Burrows, photography's influence on American fiction had less to do with any formal similarity between the two media than with the capacity of photography to render American identity and history
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Burrows
ISBN: 9780820331744 0820331740
OCLC Number: 213407377
Description: xii, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. "Likeness men" : fiction and photography --
1. Nature herself : Hawthorne's self-representation --
2. Resembling oneself : James's photographic types --
3. Vanishing race : Faulkner's photographic face --
4. "Seeing myself like somebody else" : Hurston's similarities --
Conclusion. Likeness has ceased to be of any help : fiction and film.
Responsibility: Stuart Burrows.
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Burrows's A Familiar Strangeness makes visible and intelligible how the photographic image and the image of photography work and work together in later nineteenth- and earlier twentieth-century Read more...

 
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