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The melodramatic imagination : Balzac, Henry James, melodrama, and the mode of excess

Author: Peter Brooks
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Honoré de Balzac; Henry James; Henry James; Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac; Henry James
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brooks
ISBN: 0300020015 9780300020014
OCLC Number: 2496614
Description: xvi, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The melodrama imagination --
The aesthetics of astonishment --
The text of Muteness --
Melodrama and romantic dramatization --
Balzac : representation and signification --
Henry James and the melodrama of consciousness --
Conclusion: melodrama, a central poetry.
Responsibility: Peter Brooks.

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