Foregrounded Description in Prose Fictio: Five by J.M. Lopes

By J.M. Lopes

In this wide-ranging research, José Manuel Lopes proposes a theoretical framework for analysing the position of description in prose fiction. He bargains readings of texts drawn from 4 nationwide literatures—French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian—testing his version throughout a cultural and temporal spectrum. This serious breadth additionally illustrates the importance of description in disparate contexts: the postmodern novel, which implicitly demanding situations traditional notions of foreground and historical past, in addition to the naturalist and realist fiction of the 19th century.

Lopes applies his version to precise readings of Emile Zola's Une web page d'amour, Claude Simon's Histoire, Benito Pérez Galdós' La de Bringas, Cornélio Penna's A Menina Morta, and Carlos de Oliveira's Finisterra. as well as exploring the interaction of description and narration, those readings pay specific consciousness to spatial descriptions, and examine the varied roles of description in several contexts. After subjecting every one fictional textual content to a close research which seeks to deliver out the an important elements that give a contribution in the direction of the foregrounding of descriptive passages (e.g., mise en abyme, parody, modes of representation), and which establishes, sometimes, definite relatives that literary description may possibly entertain with the opposite arts, he makes an attempt to isolate the first services of foregrounding descriptions. What he seeks to illustrate is that description constitutes a tremendous textual part invaluable for the research and figuring out of either 19th- and twentieth-century fictional texts.

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