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Balzac, Literary Sociologist

Balzac, Literary Sociologist

by Allan H. Pasco
Paperback
Publication Date: 16/06/2018
  $58.30
Melding the fields of literature, sociology, and history, this book develops analyses of the ten novels in Balzac's Scenes de la vie de province. Following the order of the novels projected in La Comedie humaine, Allan H. Pasco investigates how Balzac used art as a tool of social inquiry to obtain startlingly accurate insights into the relationships that defined his turbulent society. His repeated claim to be an "historian of manners" was more than an empty boast. Though Balzac was first and foremost a great novelist, he was also a trailblazing sociologist, joining Henri de Saint-Simon and the subsequent Auguste Comte in considering the relationships that represent society as an interacting, interlocking web. Using a methodology that combines close analysis with a broad cultural context, Pasco demonstrates that Balzac's sociological vision was extraordinarily pertinent to both his and our days.
ISBN:
9783319818689
9783319818689
Category:
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
16-06-2018
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
290
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
0.4kg

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