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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Berg, William J.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1992
|Named Person:||Émile Zola; Émile Zola; Emile Zola; Emile Zola|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William J Berg
|Description:||308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: The Visual Process --
1. A Poetics of Vision: Zola's Theory and Criticism --
2. Visual Interaction: Vision and Thematics --
3. Viewpoint and Point of View --
4. Vision and Description: Beyond the Impression --
5. The Visual Imagination: Figuration, Hallucination, and Creation --
Conclusion: Vision and the Novel.
|Responsibility:||William J. Berg.|
of his contemporaries in painting, experimental psychology, and criticism. The author also analyzes three paintings from the impressionist period in detail and relates them to the handling of thematic content, viewpoint, and description in Zola's novels. William Berg traces the impact of vision in many of the major areas of novelistic endeavor: Zola's theories stress the key role of vision in the the experimental method. Optical instruments and effects, underscoring.
important motif of "looking" (le regard), occupy a major place in the thematic content of Zola's novels. Viewpoint, central to Zola's program of narrational objectivity, is characterized by a multiplicity of perspectives, often crossing the conventional boundaries between the spaces of narrator, character, and reader. Descriptive passages reveal a progressive, perceptual style, where the hazy impression yields to the solid, material perception of reality, embodying the.
crucial notion of determinism. Finally, Zola's figures, stimulated by external effects of light and color and shaped by the internal forces of fear and desire, lead us to locate the role of hallucination and visual imagination in the perceptual and creative processes. Berg then suggests parallels between Zola and other novelists of his time in each of the above areas, further demonstrating the visual nature of the cultural climate of late nineteenth-century France.
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- Art and literature -- History -- 19th century -- France
- Description (Rhetoric) -- History -- 19th century
- Visual perception in literature
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