For Love or for Money: Balzac's Rhetorical Realism

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Everyone agrees that Balzac is a realistic writer, but what do we actually mean when we say that? This book examines the richness and variety of Balzac s approaches to realism, employing several different interpretive methods. Taking love and money as the Prime Movers of the world of "La Comedie humaine, " twenty-one chapters provide detailed analyses of the many strategies by which the writing forges the powerful impression of reality, the construction we famously think of as Balzacian realism. Each chapter sets the ...

For Love or for Money: Balzac's Rhetorical Realism 2011, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814211694

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