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Author Farrant, Tim.
Title Balzac's shorter fictions : genesis and genre / Tim Farrant.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

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Author Farrant, Tim.
Subject Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Short stories, French -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 356 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Suitable for students and scholars of Balzac, and for all those interested in prose fiction, this text explores the nature of short fiction and how Balzac's novels developed from his stories.
Contents Intro; CONTENTS; NOTE ON TEXTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. PHILOSOPHIES OF COMPOSITION: From Corsino to the Code des gens honnetes, 1818-1825; (i) Narrative as Illustration: the Discours sur l'immortalite de l'ame and Corsino; (ii) Mimesis: 'deux histoires'; (iii) The Code des gens honnetes and the Limits of Prescription; (iv) The Limits of Prescription; 2. FROM CODE TO PHYSIOLOGIE, 1826-1829; (i) Doxa and Dialogue: Anecdotes, Codes, and the Physiologie; (ii) Prescription and Description in the Physiologie; (iii) A Physiology of Literary Illusion; (iv) Types of Reading in the 1829 Physiologie
3. THE FIRST SCENES DE LA VIE PRIVEE, 1829-1830(i) The Physiologie du mariage and the Scenes de la vie privee; (ii) The Scenes de la vie privee and the conte moral; (iii) Scenes, Tableaux, and Le Dernier Chouan; (iv) The Composition of the Scenes de la vie privee; 4. NARRATIVES AND NEWSPAPERS, 1829-1830; (i) El Verdugo, Les Deux Reves, Un episode sous la Terreur, Adieu; (ii) Articles, observation de moeurs, and Pen-portraits; (iii) Caricature, Satire, and the Fantastic; (iv) From Newspaper to Narrative; 5. BALZAC AND THE LITERARY REVIEWS, October 1830-August 1831
(I) October 1830-August 1831: A New Form, the Literary Review(ii) Balzac's Stories for the Reviews: L'Elixir de longue vie, L'Enfant maudit, Une passion dans le desert, Le Requisitionnaire; (iii) Portrait and Enigma: Sarrasine; (iv) Contes historiques and contes artistes: Les Proscrits and Le Chef-d'uvre inconnu; (v) The Fantastic, the Real, and the Frame Story; 6. FROM LA PEAU DE CHAGRIN TO THE CONTES DROLATIQUES, 1831-1832; (i) La Peau de chagrin; (ii) The Romans et contes philosophiques; (iii) Renaissance Models and Contemporary Reality in Balzac's Work, 1831-1832
(Iv) The First dixain of Contes drolatiques (1832)7. BALZAC, 'ROI DE LA NOUVELLE': From the Contes bruns to Le Cure de Tours, 1832; (i) Art or Income? The Commercial Background, 1831-1832; (ii) Contes bruns: Une conversation entre onze heures et minuit and Le Grand d'Espagne; La Grande Breteche; (iii) Fiction and Truth: Le Message and Madame Firmiani; (iv) From La Transaction to Le Colonel Chabert; (v) La Bourse and La Femme de trente ans [I]; (vi) Les Celibataires (F: Le Cure de Tours); 8. ANOTHER DESTINY? From Louis Lambert to Le Pere Goriot, September 1832-March 1835
(I) Louis Lambert and Le Medecin de Campagne(ii) Two Types of Tale: La Grenadiere and La Femme abandonnee; (iii) Les Marana and the Break with the Revue; (iv) Form and Fragmentation: From Ferragus to the Second Contes drolatiques; (v) Contes drolatiques: secund dixain; (vi) L'Illustre Gaudissart and Un drame au bord de la mer; (vii) Eugenie Grandet; (viii) Le Pere Goriot; 9. BUILDING THE CATHEDRAL, 1835-1838; (i) Etudes de murs and Etudes philosophiques, Introductions; (ii) Melmoth reconcilie and La Fille aux yeux d'or
ISBN 0585486352 (electronic bk.)
9780585486352 (electronic bk.)
1280375000
9781280375002
9780191710247
0191710245
0198151977 (Cloth)
OCLC # 53955691
Additional Format Print version: Farrant, Tim. Balzac's shorter fictions. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 0198151977 (DLC) 2002283794 (OCoLC)48468508.


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