Stendhal's Violin: A Novelist and His Reader

Stendhal's Violin: A Novelist and His Reader

by Roger Pearson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198158513

ISBN-13: 9780198158516

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Stendhal lets his readers experience in the act of reading what his protagonists experience in the act of living, argues this original, well-written study about the relationship between novelist and reader. Novels discussed include Armance, Le Rouge et le Noir, Lucien Leuwen, and La Chartreuse de Parme.  See more details below

Overview

Stendhal lets his readers experience in the act of reading what his protagonists experience in the act of living, argues this original, well-written study about the relationship between novelist and reader. Novels discussed include Armance, Le Rouge et le Noir, Lucien Leuwen, and La Chartreuse de Parme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158516
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Note on referencesXV
I.The Mirror And The Violin1
1.Joining the Happy Few3
2.Comedy and the novel19
3.Story-telling25
II.Galety And Tenderness In Armance: The Reader Empowered39
1.Tragedy and comedy41
2.By steam and sail60
III.Time And Imagination In Le Rouge Et Le Noir: The Reader as Tourist67
1.The chronicle69
2.Arrival in Verrieres: illusion and disillusion76
3.'Une chose presente': the use of the present tense85
4.Anticipation and flashback95
5.The passage of time102
6.Perspective108
7.The ambivalent narrator114
8.Prospects122
9.Pistol-shots135
10.Retrospect143
IV.Sincerity And Identity In Lucien Leuwen: The Reader in Question157
1.Text, context and choice of genre159
2.'Exercices de style'175
3.Role and identity185
V.Reason And Romance In La Chartreuse De Parme: The Reader Enchanted203
1.The miraculous novel205
2.'Circonstances romanesques'215
3.'Particularites reelles'225
4.Choices245
VI.Taking A Bow255
1.Lamiel257
2.Reverie266
Bibliography277
Index291

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