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The Resource Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, (electronic resource:)

Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, (electronic resource:)

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Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Title
Vital Signs
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Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
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eng
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Rothfield, Lawrence
Dewey number
823/.809356
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Vital Signs offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth-century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians. Rejecting theories that equate realism with representation, Lawrence Rothfield argues that literary history forms a subset of the history of discourses and their attendant practices. He shows how clinical medicine provided Balzac, Flaubert, Eliot, and others with narrative strategies, epistemological assumptions, and models of professional authority. He also traces the linkages between medicine's eventual decline in scientific and social status and realism's displacement by naturalism, detective fiction, and modernism
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Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, (electronic resource:)
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OCM1bookssj0000432293
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unknown
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9781400820689
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(E-Book)
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9781400820689
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000432293
Label
Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000432293
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781400820689
Isbn Type
(E-Book)
Other control number
9781400820689
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000432293

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