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Mimesis has been addressed frequently in terms of literary or visual representation, in which the work of art mirrors, or fails to mirror, life. Most often, mimesis has been critiqued as a simple attempt to bridge the distance between reality and its representations. In Trauma and Its Representations: The Social Life of Mimesis in Post-Revolutionary France, Deborah Jenson argues instead that mimesis not only denotes the representation of reality but is also a crucial concept for understanding the production of social meaning within specific historical contexts. Examining the idea of mimesis in the French Revolution and post-Revolutionary Romanticism, Jenson builds on recent work in trauma studies to develop her own notion of traumatic mimesis. Through innovative readings of museum catalogs, the writings of Benjamin Constant, the novels of George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, and other works, Jenson demonstrates how mimesis functions as a form of symbolic wounding in French Romanticism.
From the Publisher: "In this elegantly written and beautifully conceived work, Deborah Jenson reclaims the notion of mimesis to demonstrate how it informs nineteenth-century poetry and prose, epistemology and politics. This work is a dazzlingly ambitious and original attempt to reconceive nineteenth-century French literature as a working-out of the trauma inflicted on the national psyche by the Revolution and its legacies. It is by far the most pleasurable book about pain I have ever read."—Naomi Schor, Yale University EPILOGUE: French Romanticism: Posttraumatic Utopia/ Post-Utopian Trauma Notes Index
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Descrizione libro Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0801867231 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3187017
Descrizione libro Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110801867231
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Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0801867231