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Portrait stories

Author: Michal Peled Ginsburg
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What makes stories about portraits so gripping and unsettling? Through close readings of nineteenth-century portrait stories from different literary traditions, the book analyzes the way subjectivity  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michal Peled Ginsburg
ISBN: 9780823262601 082326260X
OCLC Number: 894128381
Description: ix, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Poe's oval portrait --
The portrait's two faces: James's "The special type" and "The tone of time" --
The portrait painter and his doubles: Hoffmann's "Die Doppeltgänger", Gautier's "La cafetière", and Nerval's "Portrait du diable" --
On portraits, painters, and women: Balzac's La maison du chat-qui-pelote and James's "Glasses" --
Portraits of the male body: Kleist's "Der Findling", Hardy's "Barbara of the house of Grebe", and Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray --
Portraits, parents, and children: Storm's "Aquis submersus" and Sand's "Le château de Pictordu" --
Gogol, "the portrait" --
Afterword: reading portrait stories.
Responsibility: Michal Peled Ginsburg.

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