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The nothing machine : the fiction of Octave Mirbeau

Author: Robert Ziegler
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Faux titre, no. 298.
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In an era when reality was aestheticized as collectibles, Octave Mirbeau unleashed his fiction like a destructive machine, setting fire to stale material and discredited ideologies, burning them as fuel and expelling texts as clean emissions. In this first English-language overview of all the novels published under Mirbeau?s name, this study argues that Mirbeau is unique among his fin-de-siecle peers. Unlike the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ziegler, Robert.
Nothing machine.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007
(OCoLC)172716911
Named Person: Octave Mirbeau; Octave Mirbeau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ziegler
ISBN: 9781435611924 1435611926 904202237X 9789042022379
OCLC Number: 191955300
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages).
Contents: Introduction Part I: The Statue 1. Art as Repair: Le Calvaire 2. Iconoclasm: L'Abbe Jules 3. The Perfect Death: Sebastien Roch Part II: The Matrix 4. Reaching Up: Dans le ciel 5. A Way Out: Un gentilhomme 6. The Undifferentiated Bed: Le Jardin des supplices 7. Fetish and Meaning: Le Journal d'une femme de chambre Part III: The Nothing Machine 8. From Matter to Motion: Les 21 jours d'un neurasthenique 9. The Novel as Machine: La 628-E8 10. Non-human Narrative: Dingo Conclusion References Index
Series Title: Faux titre, no. 298.
Responsibility: Robert Ziegler.

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