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The Way of the World

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Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke ... the golden age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It is problematic and restless youth-"strange" characters, as their own creators often say-arising from the downfall of traditional societies. But even more than that, youth is the symbolic figure for European modernity: that sudden mix of great expectations and lost illusions that the bourgeois world learns to "read", and to accept, as if it were a novel. The Way of the World , with its unique combination of narrative theory and social history, interprets the Bildungsroman as the great cultural mediator of nineteenth-century Europe: a form which explores the many strange compromises between revolution and restoration, economic take-off and aesthetic pleasure, individual autonomy and social normality.

Condition: Good. Cover shelf worn.

Signed by Author.

Published 1987

Item details

Author(s):
Moretti, F.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0860918912
ISBN-13:
9780860918912
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The Way of the World

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Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke ... the golden age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It is problematic and restless youth-"strange" characters, as their own creators often say-arising from the downfall of traditional societies. But even more than that, youth is the symbolic figure for European modernity: that sudden mix of great expectations and lost illusions that the bourgeois world learns to "read", and to accept, as if it were a novel. The Way of the World , with its unique combination of narrative theory and social history, interprets the Bildungsroman as the great cultural mediator of nineteenth-century Europe: a form which explores the many strange compromises between revolution and restoration, economic take-off and aesthetic pleasure, individual autonomy and social normality.

Condition: Good. Cover shelf worn.

Signed by Author.

Published 1987

Author(s):
Moretti, F.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0860918912
ISBN-13:
9780860918912
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The Way of the World

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