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Realism and Revolution: Balzac, Stendhal, Zola and the Performances of History Sandy Petrey

Realism and Revolution: Balzac, Stendhal, Zola and the Performances of History

Sandy Petrey

Published January 16th 1989
ISBN : 9780801422164
Hardcover
224 pages
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Sandy Petrey explores the emergence of nineteenth-century French realism in the light of the concept of speech acts as defined by J. L. Austin and as exemplified by the history of the French Revolution. Through analysis of the techniques ofMoreSandy Petrey explores the emergence of nineteenth-century French realism in the light of the concept of speech acts as defined by J. L. Austin and as exemplified by the history of the French Revolution. Through analysis of the techniques of representation in works by Balzac, Stendhal, and Zola, Petrey suggests that the expression of a truth depends on the same collective forces necessary to change a regime.