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Tragic Realism and Modern Society: Passionate Political in the Modern Novel

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The author constructs a theory of the novel in the vein of the new "historicism" by drawing on the analysis of modern tragedy, as exemplified by Raymond Williams and Erich Auerbach, and using the varied insights of Mikhail Bakhtin, Northrop Frye and Rene Girard. This second edition of the book has been expanded to include a criticism of anti-mimetic responses to the Real. It also discusses passion and community as the central structures of feeling in tragic realism, tracing their origins in Stendhal, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky ...

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Tragic Realism and Modern Society: Passionate Political in the Modern Novel
1989, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333464571

2nd Revised edition

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Tragic Realism and Modern Society: Passionate Political in the Modern Novel
1989, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333464564

2nd Revised edition

Hardcover

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