Modern Fiction by Charles Dudley Warner

Modern Fiction

byCharles Dudley Warner

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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One of the worst characteristics of modern fiction is its so-called truth to nature. For fiction is an art, as painting is, as sculpture is, as acting is. A photograph of a natural object is not art; nor is the plaster cast of a man's face, nor is the bare setting on the stage of an actual occurrence. Art requires an idealization of nature. The amateur, though she may be a lady, who attempts to represent upon the stage the lady of the drawing-room, usually fails to convey to the spectators the impression of a lady. She lacks the art by which the trained actress, who may not be a lady, succeeds. The actual transfer to the stage of the drawing-room and its occupants, with the behavior common in well-bred society, would no doubt fail of the intended dramatic effect, and the spectators would declare the representation unnatural.
Title:Modern FictionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819945821

ISBN - 13:9782819945826

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