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The simplest of signs : Victor Hugo and the language of images in France, 1850-1950

Author: Timothy Bell Raser
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Victor Hugo's writings and the plastic arts have often been discussed, but rarely has their relation been specified. In The Simplest of Signs, Raser uses semiotic analysis to isolate features of Hugo's discourse (his use of dates, facts, performatives, etc.) to show, on the one hand, how Hugo used these to participate in the greater Romantic project of creating effects of immediacy and presence, and, on the other,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raser, Timothy Bell.
Simplest of signs.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607235933
Named Person: Victor Hugo; Victor Hugo; Victor Hugo; Adèle Hugo; Victor Hugo
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Bell Raser
ISBN: 0874138671 9780874138672
OCLC Number: 53900596
Notes: Includes essays previously published in variuous publications between 1992 and 1998.
Description: 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Simple Signs in Hugo: Dates, Words, Names, and Facts --
Hugo's Dates: The Functions of Chronology --
Limits of Performative Language in Hugo's Theater --
People, Places, and Apostrophe in "Tristesse d'Olympio" --
Quatrevingt-treize: Revolution and AEsthetics --
Hugo's Textual Systems: Antithesis, Inscription, Ekphrasis --
Politics and AEsthetics of Race in Bug-Jargal --
The Discipline of Letters: Le Dernier Jour d'un condamne --
Reading and Refereince in Notre-Dame de Paris --
Literary Accounts of the Visual Arts: Narrative, Citation, and Attribution --
Painting Pictures with Words --
Reading and Denotation --
Art Criticism's Narratives --
The End of Citation in Baudelaire's Art Criticism --
Claiming Painting for Literature: Fromentin and Claudel --
Sartre and Tintoretto: This Side of Words.
Responsibility: Timothy Raser.
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