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The Resource Literature and material culture from Balzac to Proust : the collection and consumption of curiosities, Janell Watson

Literature and material culture from Balzac to Proust : the collection and consumption of curiosities, Janell Watson

Label
Literature and material culture from Balzac to Proust : the collection and consumption of curiosities
Title
Literature and material culture from Balzac to Proust
Title remainder
the collection and consumption of curiosities
Statement of responsibility
Janell Watson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book addresses the issues of collecting, consuming, classifying, and describing the curiosities, antiques, and objets d'art that proliferated in French literary texts during the last decades of the nineteenth century. After Balzac made such issues significant in canonical literature, the Goncourt brothers, Huysmans, Mallarme and Maupassant celebrated their golden age. Flaubert and Zola scorned them. Rachilde and Lorrain perverted them. Proust commemorated their last moments of glory. Focusing on the bibelot (the modern French term for knick-knack, curiosity, or other collectible), Janell Watson shows how the sudden prominence given to curiosities and collecting in nineteenth-century literature signals a massive change in attitudes to the world of goods, which in turn restructured the literary text according to the practical logic of daily life, calling into question established scholarly notions of order."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Janell
Dewey number
840
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ283
LC item number
.W38 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in French
Series volume
62
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • Art objects in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Art objects in literature
  • French literature
  • Literatur
  • Kunstwerk
  • Französisch
  • Curiosa
  • Frans
  • Fictie
  • Collectionneurs et collections
  • Objets d'art
  • Littérature française
  • Art et littérature
  • Französisch
Label
Literature and material culture from Balzac to Proust : the collection and consumption of curiosities, Janell Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-224) and index
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
1. The Bibelot: a Nineteenth-Century Object -- 2. Logic(s) of Material Culture: Imitation, Accumulation, and Mobility -- 3. 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 Novel and the Inventory form in Balzac, the Goncourts, and Huysmans -- 6. Parlour of Critical Theory: Reading Dwelling Space Across Disciplines -- 7. Rearranging the Oedipus: Fantastic and Decadent Floor-plans in Gautier, Maupassant, Lorrain, and Rachilde
Control code
52564886
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521661560
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • ebl144754
  • 95d47e49-e1a9-4838-89f3-712dc926b034
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52564886
Label
Literature and material culture from Balzac to Proust : the collection and consumption of curiosities, Janell Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-224) and index
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
1. The Bibelot: a Nineteenth-Century Object -- 2. Logic(s) of Material Culture: Imitation, Accumulation, and Mobility -- 3. 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 Novel and the Inventory form in Balzac, the Goncourts, and Huysmans -- 6. Parlour of Critical Theory: Reading Dwelling Space Across Disciplines -- 7. Rearranging the Oedipus: Fantastic and Decadent Floor-plans in Gautier, Maupassant, Lorrain, and Rachilde
Control code
52564886
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521661560
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • ebl144754
  • 95d47e49-e1a9-4838-89f3-712dc926b034
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52564886

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