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The Narratology of Observation
Studies in a Technique of European Literary Realism
Aims and Scope
How does literature evoke reality? This book takes cues from the history of scientific observation to provide a new approach to this longstanding question of literary studies. It reconstructs a narrative technique of ‘literary’ observation in which reality appears by mimicking processes of visual perception, and it traces the functioning of this technique through a wide range of European fiction from the early 18th to the late 19th centuries.
- ix, 183 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Observation; description and narration; literary realism; literature and knowledge