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The Resource Art of the everyday : Dutch painting and the realist novel, Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Art of the everyday : Dutch painting and the realist novel, Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Label
Art of the everyday : Dutch painting and the realist novel
Title
Art of the everyday
Title remainder
Dutch painting and the realist novel
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Bernard Yeazell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Realist novels are celebrated for their detailed attention to ordinary life. But two hundred years before the rise of literary realism, Dutch painters had already made an art of the everyday - pictures that served as a compelling model for the novelists who followed. By the mid-1800s, seventeenth-century Dutch painting figured virtually everywhere in the British and French fiction we esteem today as the vanguard of realism. Why were such writers drawn to this art of two centuries before? What does this tell us about the nature of realism?" "In this book, Ruth Yeazell explores the nineteenth century's fascination with Dutch painting, as well as its doubts about an art that had long challenged traditional values." "After showing how persistent tensions between high theory and low genre shaped criticism of novels and pictures alike, Art of the Everyday turns to four major novelists - Honore de Balzac, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Marcel Proust - who strongly identified their work with Dutch painting. For all these writers, Dutch art provided a model for training themselves to look closely at the particulars of middle-class life." "Yet even as nineteenth-century novelists strove to create illusions of the real by modeling their narratives on Dutch pictures, Yeazell argues, they chafed at the model. A concluding chapter on Proust explains why the nineteenth century associated such realism with the past and shows how the rediscovery of Vermeer helped resolve the longstanding conflict between humble details and the aspirations of high art."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yeazell, Ruth Bernard
Dewey number
823/.809357
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.A74
LC item number
Y43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Art and literature
  • French fiction
  • Art and literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Painting, Dutch
Label
Art of the everyday : Dutch painting and the realist novel, Ruth Bernard Yeazell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The novel as Dutch painting -- Low genre and high theory -- Balzac's bourgeois interiors and the quest for the absolute -- George Eliot's defense of Dutch painting -- Hardy's rural painting of the Dutch school -- Proust's genre painting and the rediscovery of Vermeer
  • Preface -- The novel as Dutch painting -- Low genre and high theory -- Balzac's bourgeois interiors and the quest for the absolute -- George Eliot's defense of Dutch painting -- Hardy's rural painting of the Dutch school -- Proust's genre painting and the rediscovery of Vermeer -- Notes
Control code
124031810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691127262
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007017263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)124031810
Label
Art of the everyday : Dutch painting and the realist novel, Ruth Bernard Yeazell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The novel as Dutch painting -- Low genre and high theory -- Balzac's bourgeois interiors and the quest for the absolute -- George Eliot's defense of Dutch painting -- Hardy's rural painting of the Dutch school -- Proust's genre painting and the rediscovery of Vermeer
  • Preface -- The novel as Dutch painting -- Low genre and high theory -- Balzac's bourgeois interiors and the quest for the absolute -- George Eliot's defense of Dutch painting -- Hardy's rural painting of the Dutch school -- Proust's genre painting and the rediscovery of Vermeer -- Notes
Control code
124031810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691127262
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007017263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)124031810

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