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Author Vieira, Estela, 1975-

Title Interiors and narrative : the spatial poetics of Machado De Assis, Eça de Queirós, and Leopoldo Alas / Estela Vieira
Published [Lewisburg, Pennsylvania] : Bucknell University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages) : illustrations
Series Bucknell studies in Latin American literature and theory
Bucknell studies in Latin American literature and theory.
Contents Introduction: Interiors and narrative -- The novel's sense of the interior -- The novelist's sense of the interior -- Furnishing the novel -- The threshold: The ins and outs of Quincas Borba -- Movables and immovables: the legend of the Maias -- The corners of the world: inside La Regenta -- Interiors and interiority -- Inside the minds and hearts of Machado's characters -- Eça's interior decorators -- Memory and movement: Ana's and Fermín's interiors -- The discourse of interiors -- Machado's minimalism and the meaning of things -- The narrative life of Eça's furnishings -- The dramatic effect of Clarín's interior architecture -- Epilogue: from Voltaire's garden to Galdós's rooms
Summary This comparative study is the first to bring together three of the most important writers of the Luso-Hispanic 19th century: Machado de Assis (Brazil), Eça de Queirós (Portugal), and Leopoldo Alas (Spain). It offers new readings of their well-known masterpieces, while uncovering a novel literary and political significance of the interior space in realist fiction. his is the first full-length study to juxtapose three renowned writers of the less known but incredibly important Luso-Brazilian and Spanish literary traditions while at the same time dealing with a thematic concern
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Machado de Assis, 1839-1908 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Queirós, Eça de, 1845-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture and literature.
Interior architecture -- In literature.
Latin American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Spanish literature -- Foreign countries -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611484332 (electronic bk.)
9781611484335 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
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