Vital Signs

By: Rothfield, Lawrence

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"Vital Signs" offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth-century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians. Rejecting theories that equate realism with representation, Lawrence Rothfield argues that literary history forms a subset of the history of discourses and their attendant practices. He shows how clinical medicine provided Balzac, Flaubert, Eliot, and others with narrative strategies, epistemological assumptions, and models of professional authority. He also traces the linkages between medicine's eventual decline in scientific and social status and realism's displacement by naturalism, detective fiction, and modernism.

Title: Vital Signs

Author Name: Rothfield, Lawrence

Categories: General,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1/1/1994

ISBN Number: 0691029547

ISBN Number 13: 9780691029542

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0691029547Z2

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