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Gald�s and the Irony of Language

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ISBN-10: 0521673321

ISBN-13: 9780521673327

Edition: 2005

Authors: Diane F. Urey, Herbert S. Klein

List price: $32.99
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Benito Prez Galds was the foremost Spanish novelist of the nineteenth century. His novels are frequently compared with those of Dickens and Balzac, and considered examples of nineteenth-century realism. In a speech before the Spanish Academy of Language, Galds himself declared that the novel is 'an image of life'; scholars have often considered that image to be an uncritical reflection, or even a biased misrepresentation of the Spanish society of the time. This book shows, by detailed analysis of Galds narrative techniques, how his novels display a much more skeptical and ironical attitude toward the ability of language to represent reality, than has previously been recognized. Rather than…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The irony of portrait
The setting of irony
The narrator of irony
The texture of irony
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index