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Author Mortimer, Armine Kotin, 1943-
Title For love or for money : Balzac's rhetorical realism / Armine Kotin Mortimer.
Published Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2011.
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Description xi, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-316) and index.
Contents Introduction : The prime movers -- I: Rhetorical forms of realism. Mimetic figures of semiosis ; From heteronomy to unity : Les Chouans ; Tenebrous affairs and necessary explications ; Self-narration and the fakery of imitation ; The double representation of the history of César Birotteau ; La maison Nucingen, a financial narrative -- II: Semiotic images of realism. Myth and mendacity : Pierrette and Beatrice Cenci ; The corset of La vieille fille ; Genealogy and the unmarried in La rabouilleuse ; Ursule Mirouët : genealogy and inheritance ; Un prince de la bohème and Pierre Grassou, or how love makes money ; Voyages of reflection, reflections on voyages -- III: Mimetic structures of realism. Balzac and Poe : realizing magnetism ; Chemistry and composition : la recherche de l'absolu ; The capital of money and the science of magnetism : Melmoth réconcilié ; Love, music, and opium : medical semiotics of Massimilla Doni ; The languages of sex ; Composed past and historical present ; Problems of closure -- Conclusion : Balzac's invention of realism.
Subject Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850. Comédie humaine.
Realism in literature.
Love in literature.
Money in literature.
ISBN 0814211690 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814211694 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814292686 (cd)
0814292682 (cd)
OCLC number 727047866