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Titel: Figures of Alterity: French Realism and Its ...
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Stanford, CA :. Stanford University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 264 pp.- This book focuses on the extension of realist writing toward alterity, toward otherness, in its ongoing efforts to enable individuals to speak and be heard correctly. Through a series of close readings of six authors from Balzac to Proust, the author shows the ways realist narrative engages the problem of bringing the other into the realm of the discursively representable. The acts of representation involved in that development were not necessarily coterminous with either the representation of the exotic and its attendant stereotypes or with the representation of individuals themselves. The representation of the other was the extension of discourse to what was previously unrepresentable. The author argues that the unrepresentable is often perceived as oppositional because of the structuring of discourse by hierarchies and metaphysics, whereby any bivalent pair is made into an oppositional pair.English text. Condition : very good & clean. Condition : very good. ISBN 9780804743334[KEYWORDS: LITERARY CRITICISM, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 74422
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