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Adventures in Realism by Matthew Beaumont


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.

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