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Way of the World The Bildungsroman in European Culture

ISBN-10: 1859842984
ISBN-13: 9781859842980
Edition: 2000
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 9/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface: Twenty Years Later
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Bildungsroman as Symbolic Form
The Comfort of Civilization
The Ring of Life
The Rhetoric of Happiness
Anti-Robinson
Aesthetic Education
The Art of Living
Personality
Trial, Opportunity, Episode
Conversation
'Inevitable evils'
The Sociology of Prejudice
Symbol and Interpretation
Escape from Freedom
Of Necessity, Virtue
Waterloo Story
Politics as Destiny?
'The uniform of my generation'
Homo Clausus
Bovarysm, Disavowal, Bad Faith
The Age of Ideals
'That's the way of the world'
Reality principle, realism, irony
The Automaton's Rights
'A parody, perhaps ...'
Socialization Rejected
'A certain amount of impudence'
Streben
'All ties cast off'
Unhappy Ending
Irony and Irrationality
The Fall of Wisdom
The Waterloo Paradox
The World of Prose
Parvenir
In Fashion
The Balzacian Narrator (I): 'Nothing is hidden from me'
The Balzacian Narrator (II): 'At a time like this it would be a wonderful spectacle ...'
Capitalism and Narration
Fifty Thousand Young Men. One Hundred Thousand Novels
On the Genesis of Tolerance
'Narration'
Balzac At His Very Worst
The World of Prose
Dialectics of Desire
'And in return, what do you hope to take?'
Forever Young?
The Conspiracy of the Innocents
The Confinement of Youth
The White and the Black
Very Common Persons
Anthropological Garden
'In this enlightened age ...'
The Devil's Party
The Hero in Exile
Ur-Novel
The Great Tribunal of the World
'Narratio' versus Novel
'To alter the world a little'
Eliot's Narrator: Maturity as Humour
End of a Genre
'A Useless Longing for Myself': The Crisis of the European Bildungsroman, 1898-1914
Notes
Index

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