The Gates of Horn: A Study of Five French Realists

Paperback | January 15, 1986

byHarry Levin

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"The author explores this tradition in depth and defines it with a breadth of vision, a dynamic vigor and freedom rarely paralleled today....His method, flexible, generous, humane in the best sense of the word, eschews pedantry, dogma, useless theorizing and scholastic argumentation."--The NewYork Times Book Review. "I wish to make it clear that The Gates of Horn represents an outstanding critical accomplishment."--Saturday Review. In the Odyssey, Homer describes two gates of the imagination: one of ivory through which fictitious dreams pass, and the other of horn, through whichnothing but the truth may pass. Realism is the type of literature that passes through the horn, and in this significant study of the genre Levin examines a major form of Realism--the French novel--and focuses on five of its masters--Stendahl, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and Proust. Now available inpaperback, Levin's study is a veritable reconstruction of the artistic and intellectual life of a nation.

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"The author explores this tradition in depth and defines it with a breadth of vision, a dynamic vigor and freedom rarely paralleled today....His method, flexible, generous, humane in the best sense of the word, eschews pedantry, dogma, useless theorizing and scholastic argumentation."--The NewYork Times Book Review. "I wish to make it...

Harry Levin is at Harvard University (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:January 15, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195007271

ISBN - 13:9780195007275

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"I wish to make it clear that The Gates of Horn represents an outstanding critical accomplishment."--Saturday Review