Adventures in Realism offers a scholarly yet accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Comprising 16 newly-commissioned essays written by a distinguished group of contributors, including Slavoj Žižek and Fredric Jameson, this wide-ranging work:
Х Provides the historical, cultural, intellectual, and literary contexts necessary to understand developments in realism
Х Addresses the artistic mediums and technologies such as painting and film that have helped shape the way we perceive reality
Х Explores literary and pictorial sub-genres such as naturalism and socialist realism.
Each section concludes with a short bibliography and a guide to further reading.