Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proust: The Collection and Consumption of Curiosities

Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proust: The Collection and Consumption of Curiosities

by Janell Watson

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ISBN-13: 9780521025461
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #62
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The bibelot: a nineteenth-century object; 2. The logic(s) of material culture: imitation, accumulation, and mobility; 3. The fashionable artistic interior: social (re)encoding in the domestic sphere; 4. Flaubert's 'Musées reçus': Bouvard and Pécuchet's consumerist epistemology; 5. Narrate, describe, or catalogue? The inventory form in Balzac, the Goncourts, and Huysmans; 6. The parlour of critical theory: Reading dwelling space across disciplines; 7. Rearranging the Oedipus: fantastic and decadent floor-plans in Gautier, Maupassant, Lorrain, and Rachilde; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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