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It would then shift from surrealism to realism. Follow IrishTimesNews. Visit eBay's page on international trade. Sign In. Continuar a comprar. To decide whether a work of art was realist or not, we would need to know quite a bit about the society which produced it.
Madame Bovary, he continues, was less a true depiction of French provincial life than "a weapon of harassment" reflecting Flaubert's jaundiced view of society. And Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks was "an act of retribution," an expression of his "animus against his privileged family history.
In an epilogue, Gay offers a spirited rejection of the postmodernist denial of historical veracity; and these essays, based on his W. Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider. Basic Writings of Nietzsche.
In offering up realism and revenge as two possible motives for writing, Gay creates something of a false dichotomy that oversimplifies the reasons that writers write and the ways in which readers read. Sophisticated readers, one would think, would not need Gay or anyone else to warn them against mistaking fiction for history.
But not all readers are sophisticated, so perhaps the case can never be made too often.
The great strength of these essays is that they are truly a pleasure to read: lucid, accessible, sharp, entertaining and witty, written in crisp, inviting prose. About Us. Brand Publishing.
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