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Reconstructing woman : from fiction to reality in the nineteenth-century novel

Author: Dorothy Kelly
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007.
Series: Penn State Romance studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores a scenario common to the works of four major French novelists of the nineteenth century: Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and Villiers. Here, in the texts of each author, a "new Pygmalion" (as Balzac  Read more...

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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: Dorothy Kelly
ISBN: 9780271032665 0271032669 9780271032672 0271032677
OCLC Number: 124539064
Description: 178 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The science of control --
Transformation, creation, and inscription: Balzac --
Women, language, and reality: Flaubert --
Rewriting reproduction: Zola --
Villiers and human inscription --
The power of language.
Series Title: Penn State Romance studies.
Responsibility: Dorothy Kelly.
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"Above all, this text . . . testifies to the power of language as a creative force which can be used to model reality. . . . Kelly's insightful, rich and intelligent book identifies a shared concern Read more...

 
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