Realist Vision

Realist Vision

By: Peter Brooks (author)Paperback

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Realist Vision explores the claim to represent the world "as it is." Peter Brooks takes a new look at the realist tradition and its intense interest in the visual. Discussing major English and French novels and paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brooks provides a lively and perceptive view of the realist project. Centering each chapter on a single novel or group of paintings, Brooks examines the "invention" of realism beginning with Balzac and Dickens, its apogee in the work of such as Flaubert, Eliot, and Zola, and its continuing force in James and modernists such as Woolf. He considers also the painting of Courbet, Manet, Caillebotte, Tissot, and Lucian Freud, and such recent phenomena as "photorealism" and "reality TV."

About Author

Peter Brooks is Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University. He is author or editor of more than a dozen books, among them Whose Freud? The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture; Law's Stories; and The Melodramatic Imagination, which are available from Yale University Press.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780300138962
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780300138962
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0300138962

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