In the Court of the Pear King
French Culture and the Rise of Realism
By (author) Sandy Petrey
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In the Court of the Pear King by Sandy Petrey
Book DescriptionFor Petrey their work continually recalls the hybrid character of Philippon's pear, both totally unlike the king and the king's spitting image. While the French government declared the July Revolution a nonevent and the July Monarchy an incontrovertible fact, French fiction concentrated on society's power to declare an individual a nonperson or to make presence out of absence, plenitude out of emptiness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801443411
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sandy Petrey
Realism and Revolution, Hardback (January 1989)» View all books by Sandy Petrey
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 of...
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Author Biography - Sandy Petrey
Sandy Petrey is Professor of Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Realism and Revolution: Balzac, Stendhal, Zola, and the Performances of History (also from Cornell) and Speech Acts and Literary Theory.
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