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Author Newark, Cormac, 1972-

Title Opera in the novel from Balzac to Proust / Cormac Newark
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 287 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in opera
Cambridge studies in opera.
Contents Balzac, Meyerbeer and science -- Tout entier?: scenes from grand opéra in Dumas and Balzac -- The novel in opera: residues of reading in Flaubert -- Knowing what happens next: opera in Verne -- The Phantom and the buried voices of the Paris Opéra -- Proust and the soirée à l'Opéra chez soi -- Envoi
Summary "The turning point of Madame Bovary, which Flaubert memorably set at the opera, is only the most famous example of a surprisingly long tradition, one common to a range of French literary styles and sub-genres. In the first book-length study of that tradition to appear in English, Cormac Newark examines representations of operatic performance from Balzac's La Come;die humaine to Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, by way of (among others) Dumas père's Le Comte de Monte-Cristo and Leroux's Le Fantôme de l'Ope;ra. Attentive to textual and musical detail alike in the works, the study also delves deep into their reception contexts. The result is a compelling cultural-historical account: of changing ways of making sense of operatic experience from the 1820s to the 1920s, and of a perennial writerly fascination with the recording of that experience"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-282) and index
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Subject French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Opera in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511992955 (electronic bk.)
9780511992957 (electronic bk.)