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A New Mimesis : Shakespeare and the Representation of Reality (Paperback)

Author: Nuttall, A. D.

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In pursuit of a powerful, common-sense argument about realism, renowned scholar A. D. Nuttall discusses English eighteenth-century and French neo-classical conceptions of realism, and considers" Julius Caesar," "Coriolanus," "The Merchant of Venice," "Othello," and both parts of "King Henry IV" as a prolonged feat of mimesis, with particular emphasis on Shakespeare''s perception of society and culture as subject to historical change. Shakespeare is chosen as the great example of realism because he addresses not only the stable characteristics but also the flux of things, and he is thus seen as a perceiver of that flux and not a mere specimen. An acknowledged classic of literary studies, "A New Mimesis "is reissued here with a new preface by the author.


Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300118650
SKU 203351612
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0300118651
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0209
Publisher Yale University Press
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