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By Scott Carpenter

ISBN-10: 075466807X

ISBN-13: 9780754668077

In his engagingly written and unique booklet, Scott wood worker analyzes a number of manifestations of the fake in nineteenth-century France. less than Carpenter's thorough and systematic research, fraudulence emerges as a cultural preoccupation in nineteenth-century literature and society, no matter if it's within the kind of literary mystifications, the thematic portrayal of frauds, or the privileging of falseness as a cultured precept. Focusing rather at the aesthetics of fraudulence in works by way of Mérimée, Balzac, Baudelaire, Vidocq, Sand, and others, wood worker areas those literary representations in the context of different cultural phenomena, resembling cartoon, political background, and ceremonial occasions. As he highlights the designated dating among literary fiction and fraudulence, wood worker argues that falseness arises as a cultured preoccupation in post-revolutionary France, the place it introduces a blurring of limits among hitherto discrete different types. This transgression of barriers demanding situations notions of authenticity and sincerity, different types that Romantic aesthetics championed first and foremost of the 19th century in France. Carpenter's learn makes a tremendous contribution to the cultural importance of mystification in nineteenth-century France and furthers our knowing of French literature and cultural history.

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