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Concise Companion to Realism

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A Concise Companion to Realism offers an accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Though focused on literature and literary theory, the significance of technology and the visual arts is also addressed.

Taal / Language : English

List of Illustrations ix

Notes on Contributors x

Foreword by Rachel Bowlby xiv

Acknowledgments xxii

Introduction: Reclaiming Realism 1
Matthew Beaumont

1 Literary Realism Reconsidered: `The world in its length and breadth` 13
George Levine

2 Realist Synthesis in the Nineteenth Century Novel: `The unity which lies in the selection of our keenest consciousness` 23
Simon Dentith

3 Space, Mobility, and the Novel: `The spirit of place is a great reality` 50
Josephine McDonagh

4 Fictions of the Real: `All truth with malice in it` 68
Terry Eagleton

5 Naturalism: `Dirt and horror pure and simple` 86
Sally Ledger

6 Realism before and after Photography: `The fantastical form of a relation among things` 102
Nancy Armstrong

7 The Realist Aesthetic in Painting: `Serious and committed, ironic and brutal, sincere and full of poetry` 121
Andrew Hemingway

8 Interrupted Dialogues of Realism and Modernism: `The fact of new forms of life, already born and active` 143
Esther Leslie

9 Socialist Realism: `To depict reality in its revolutionary development` 160
Brandon Taylor

10 Realism, Modernism, and Photography: `At last, at last the mask has been torn away` 176
John Roberts

11 Cinematic Realism: `A recreation of the world in its own image` 195
Laura Marcus

12 The Current of Critical Irrealism: `A moonlit enchanted night` 211
Michael Lowy

13 Psychoanalysis and the Lacanian Real: `Strange shapes of the unwrapped primal world` 225
Slavoj Zizek

14 Feminist Theory and the Return of the Real: `What we really want most out of realism...` 242
Helen Small

15 Realism and Anti-Realism in Contemporary Philosophy: `What`s truth got to do with it?` 259
Christopher Norris

Afterword: A note on literary realism 279
Fredric Jameson

Index 290
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Paperback / softback
320 pagina's
Januari 2010
462 gram
292 x 172 x 22 mm
Wiley-Blackwell gb

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