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    An interesting read though at times dense and at others repetitive I particularly enjoyed the chapter entitled From Diagnosis to Deduction Sherlock Holmes and the Perversion of Realism as well as the fact that the chapters build on each other ie Flaubert discussed Flaubert Balzac discussed Balzac and Flaubert and Middlemarch discussed Flaubert Balzac and Middlemarch etc Certainly an intriguing read but not the most enthralling academic work I've come across in my research though this may very well be because I am a historian with an interest in literature rather than a literary theoristhistoricist


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Vital Signs [PDF / EPUB] Vital Signs Vital Signs offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians Rejecting theories that euate realism with representation La Vital Signs offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians Rejecting theories that euate realism with representation Lawrence Rothfield argues that literary history forms a subset of the history of discourses and their attendant practices He shows how clinical medicine provided Balzac Flaubert Eliot and others with narrative strategies epistemological assumptions and models of professional authority He also traces the linkages between medicine's eventual decline in scientific and social status and realism's displacement by naturalism detective fiction and modernism.

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Vital Signs
  • Lawrence Rothfield
  • English
  • 19 March 2016
  • 9780691029542