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Tragic realism and modern society : the passionate political in the modern novel

Author: John Orr
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989.
Series: Edinburgh studies in culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A critical study which discusses passion and community as the central structures of feeling in tragic realism, tracing their origins in Stendhal, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky and explaining their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orr, John, 1943-
Tragic realism and modern society.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989
(OCoLC)569326030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Orr
ISBN: 0333464567 9780333464564 0333464575 9780333464571
OCLC Number: 18626304
Notes: Previous edition: 1977.
Description: [240] pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Theory: Lukacs, Williams, Auerbach - tragedy and mimesis; repudiations of realism - critical theory and formalism and genetic structuralism; tragic realism - the passionate political. Part 2 Criticism: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky - passion and Russian society; Dostoevsky - the demonic "Tendenz"; Zola - "Germinal" and tragic "Praxis"; Conrad - the new meaning of tragic irony; Thomas Mann - bourgeois affirmation and artistic tragedy; the severed continuum - Soviet realism and the case of "The Silent Don"; Malraux and Hemingway - the myth of tragic humanism; George Orwell - the nightmare of the real; Solzhenitsyn - the permanence of tragedy; tragic realism and modern society.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in culture and society.
Responsibility: John Orr.

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