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Satire in an age of realism

Author: Aaron Matz
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
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"As nineteenth-century realism became more and more intrepid in its pursuit of describing and depicting everyday life, it blurred irrevocably into the caustic and severe mode of literature better named satire. Realism's task of portraying the human became indistinguishable from satire's directive to castigate the human. Introducing an entirely new way of thinking about realism and the Victorian novel, Aaron Matz  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Matz, Aaron, 1975-
Satire in an age of realism.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010011210
Named Person: George Eliot; Thomas Hardy; George Gissing; Joseph Conrad; Henrik Ibsen; Joseph Conrad; George Eliot; George Gissing; Thomas Hardy; Henrik Ibsen; George Eliot; Thomas Hardy; George Gissing; Joseph Conrad; Henrik Ibsen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Matz
ISBN: 9780511776410 0511776411 9780521197380 0521197384 9780511762406 0511762402
OCLC Number: 659563433
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 218 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Cambridge Studies In Nineteenth-Century Literature And Culture --
1 Augustan Satire And Victorian Realism --
Limits And Endings --
The Human Complexion --
Scorning To Infinity --
Ridicule Is The Test Of Truth --
Beyond Correction --
2 Terminal Satire And Jude The Obscure --
Mostly The Satirists --
Satire From Above --
Prepositional Satire --
Farce And The Comparatively Unreal --
Hardy And The Limits Of Genre --
Terminal Satire --
3 George Gissings Ambivalent Realism --
The Place Of Realism In Fiction --
The Business Of Literature Abolished --
The Scorner Of Average Mankind --
Gissing, Dickens, And Idealistic Realism --
4 The English Critics And The Norwegian Satirist --
The Most Famous Man In The English Literary World --
Enter The Norwegian Satirist --
Ibsen And The Illusion Of Reality --
The Amoral, The Moral, And The Immoral Ibsen --
Ibsen, Shaw, Realism, Satire --
5 Truth And Caricature In The Secret Agent --
A New Departure In Genre --
The Whole Town Of Marvels And Mud --
Man And Mankind --
The Invincible Nature Of Human Error --
The Other Side Of Irony --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Aaron Matz.
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Examines how realism in the nineteenth-century novel became so extreme in its portrayal of human experience that it blurred into satire. Close study of the novels of Eliot, Hardy, Gissing, and  Read more...


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