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作者 Barnaby, Edward, author
書名 Realist critiques of visual culture : from Hardy to Barnes / by Edward Barnaby
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
國際標準書號 9783319773230 (electronic bk.)
9783319773223 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-77323-0 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (vii, 186 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
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附註 1. Introduction: Literary Realism as Meta-Spectacle -- 2. "Pugin was wrong, and Wren was right" - Architectural Revival as Spectacle in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure -- 3. "The true Italy is to be found by patient observation" - Tourism as Spectacle in E.M. Forster's A Room with a View -- 4. "You've stirred in me my unacted part" - Historical Pageantry as Spectacle in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts -- 5. "Pressed against the screen" - Cinema and Photography as Spectacle in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children -- 6. "The law of white gloves" - The Museum as Spectacle in Edward Carey's Observatory Mansions -- 7. Epilogue: "Those old soixante-huitards" - Debord as Spectacle in Julian Barnes' England, England
Have industrial-age technologies and visual discourses transformed us into spectators of the real, and can realist fiction make that transformation visible to us? This book brings Situationist Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle and an array of cultural criticism into dialogue with novels by Hardy, Forster, Woolf, Rushdie, Carey and Barnes to foreground literary realism's critique of visual culture, including Gothic architectural revival, neoclassicism, tourism, historical pageantry, postcolonial cinema and photography, museums, preservationism, urbanism and artisanal neo-folk movements. Barnaby advances the concept of meta-spectacle to distinguish realist fiction that engages ethically with visual discourses from realist-ic fiction that reproduces the visible veneer of reality for aesthetic consumption. He highlights the limitations of artistic critiques of spectacle, considers their resilience toward a culture industry that continuously repackages iconoclasm as iconicity, and reflects upon the process of reorienting the reader to comprehend realist gestures. By heightening the capacity to recognize our own immersion within objectified representations of the real, Realist Critiques of Visual Culture demonstrates how literary realism remains vital within a society that is so deeply invested in visually replicating and archiving lived experience
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主題 Realism in literature
Art in literature
Culture in literature
Culture in art
Twentieth-Century Literature
Nineteenth-Century Literature
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