A T örténelmi Regény: The Historical Novel

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U of Nebraska Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 363 pages
"Concentrating primarily on the 19th century, Lukács offers brilliant reflections on Scott, Hugo, Tolstoy, and Flaubert, the methods of creating a feeling of historical reality, the tradition of epic, the use of the past by the rising bourgeoisie, the negative influence of naturalism, and the place of overt ideology." -Washington Post Book World
 

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Contents

Preface to the English Edition
13
ONE The Classical Form of the Historical Novel
19
Historical Novel and Historical Drama
89
THE PECULIARITY OF DRAMATIC CHARACTERIZATION
106
THE PROBLEM OF PUBLIC CHARACTER
128
THE PORTRAYAL OF COLLISION IN EPIC AND DRAMA
138
A SKETCH OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF HISTORICISM
152
Three The Historical Novel and the Crisis of Bourgeois
171
OF HISTORICAL NOVEL
221
FOUR The Historical Novel of Democratic Humanism
251
POPULAR CHARACTER AND THE TRUE SPIRIT
282
HUMANISM IN THE HISTORICAL NOVEL
332
Index of Names and Authors Works
351
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György Lukács's works include "The Theory of the Novel" (1920), "The History of Class Consciousness" (1923), "Studies in European Realism" (1948), and "The Young Hegel" (revised edition, 1954). Fredric Jameson is William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature, Director of the Graduate Program in Literature, and Director of the Duke Center for Critical Theory at Duke University. He is the author of many articles and books, including "Marxism and Form" (1971), "The Prison-House of Language" (1972), "The Political Unconscious" (1981), and "Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism" (1991).

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