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Author Burrows, Stuart
Title A Familiar Strangeness : American Fiction and the Language of Photography, 1839-1945
Imprint Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (302 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. "Likeness Men": Fiction and Photography -- ONE: Nature Herself: Hawthorne's Self-Representation -- TWO: Resembling Oneself: James's Photographic Types -- THREE: Vanishing Race: Faulkner's Photographic Face -- FOUR: "Seeing Myself like Somebody Else": Hurston's Similarities -- Conclusion. Likeness Has Ceased to Be of Any Help: Fiction and Film -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Challenges the notion of a break between nineteenth-century realism and twentieth-century modernism based on the two movements' supposedly differing relation to the camera. Burrows argues that just as modernist fiction questions the link between visuality and knowledge, so realist fiction makes the world less knowable by making it more visible
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Burrows, Stuart A Familiar Strangeness : American Fiction and the Language of Photography, 1839-1945 Athens : University of Georgia Press,c2008 9780820331744
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.;Literature and photography -- United States.;Modernism (Literature);American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.;Realism in literature.;Visual perception in literature
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