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Naturalist fiction : the entropic vision

Author: David Baguley
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in French, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed 1. paperback edView all editions and formats

In Naturalist Fiction, the first major study of naturalist fiction as a distinct literary genre, Professor Baguley focuses mainly on French naturalist literature, analysing a number of key works in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Baguley
ISBN: 0521021626 0521373808 9780521021623 9780521373807
OCLC Number: 915564111
Notes: "Paperback Re-Issue" (Back of cover).
Description: VIII, 287 Seiten.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Histories; 2. Theories: realism, naturalism, genre; 3. The founding texts; 4. The tragic model; 5. Comic strains; 6. In the ironic modes: naturalist satire and parody; 7. The 'scandal' of naturalism; 8. Naturalist description; 9. The entropic vision; 10. By way of conclusion: two English examples; Notes; Translations; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French, 28.
Responsibility: David Baguley.


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