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The order of mimesis : Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, Flaubert

Author: Christopher Prendergast
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Series: Cambridge studies in French.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a challenging investigation of the idea of literary mimesis in the light of contemporary literary theory.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Honoré de Balzac; Stendhal; Gérard de Nerval; Gustave Flaubert; Honoré de Balzac; Stendhal; Gérard de Nerval; Gustave Flaubert; Honoré de Balzac; Gustave Flaubert; Gérard de Nerval; Stendhal; Stendhal; Gustave Flaubert; Gérard de Nerval
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Prendergast
ISBN: 0521237890 9780521237895 0521369770 9780521369770
OCLC Number: 12421231
Description: vii, 288 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: General editors preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The order of mimesis: poison, nausea, health; 2. The economy of mimesis; 3. Balzac: narrative contracts; 4. Stendhal: the ethics of verisimilitude; 5. Nerval: the madness of mimesis; 6. Flaubert: the stupidity of mimesis; 7. Conclusion: mimesis, a matter for the police?; Notes; Translations; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French.
Responsibility: Christopher Prendergast.
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