For 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.
Buy In the Court of the Pear King book by Sandy Petrey from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Country of Publication:
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.