The Resource Satire in an age of realism, Aaron Matz

Satire in an age of realism, Aaron Matz

Label
Satire in an age of realism
Title
Satire in an age of realism
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Matz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As nineteenth-century realism became more and more intrepid in its pursuit of describing and depicting everyday life, it blurred irrevocably into the caustic and severe mode of literature better named satire. Realism's task of portraying the human became indistinguishable from satire's directive to castigate the human. Introducing an entirely new way of thinking about realism and the Victorian novel, Aaron Matz refers to the fusion of realism and satire as 'satirical realism': it is a mode in which our shared folly and error are so entrenched in everyday life, and so unchanging, that they need no embellishment when rendered in fiction. Focusing on the novels of Eliot, Hardy, Gissing, and Conrad, and the theater of Ibsen, Matz argues that it was the transformation of Victorian realism into satire that granted it immense moral authority, but that led ultimately to its demise"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.80917
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.R4
LC item number
M38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Label
Satire in an age of realism, Aaron Matz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Cambridge Studies In Nineteenth-Century Literature And Culture -- 1 Augustan Satire And Victorian Realism -- Limits And Endings -- The Human Complexion -- Scorning To Infinity -- Ridicule Is The Test Of Truth -- Beyond Correction -- 2 Terminal Satire And Jude The Obscure -- Mostly The Satirists -- Satire From Above -- Prepositional Satire -- Farce And The Comparatively Unreal -- Hardy And The Limits Of Genre -- Terminal Satire -- 3 George Gissings Ambivalent Realism -- The Place Of Realism In Fiction -- The Business Of Literature Abolished -- The Scorner Of Average Mankind -- Gissing, Dickens, And Idealistic Realism -- 4 The English Critics And The Norwegian Satirist -- The Most Famous Man In The English Literary World -- Enter The Norwegian Satirist -- Ibsen And The Illusion Of Reality -- The Amoral, The Moral, And The Immoral Ibsen -- Ibsen, Shaw, Realism, Satire -- 5 Truth And Caricature In The Secret Agent -- A New Departure In Genre -- The Whole Town Of Marvels And Mud -- Man And Mankind -- The Invincible Nature Of Human Error -- The Other Side Of Irony -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn659563433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511762406
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612723384
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
272338
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24805750
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)659563433
  • cbo0511762402

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