The Boundaries of Realism in World Literature

ISBN 9781793609113
Publisher Lexington Books
Year 2019
Number of pages 206
Categories Lifestyle, Short Stories, Literary Criticism, Diaries, Letters
By Kornelije Kvas
Translated by Novica Petrović
Languages English

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This book is a valuable theoretical and critical contribution to the study of realism inworld literature. Proceeding from the mimetic theories of the era of antiquity, and proceeding to explore formalists, structuralists, theories of possible worlds, and theories of simulation, Kvas points to the fictionality of (mimetic) realism, to literature and art as the creation of new, fictional aesthetic worlds, even when—as in the case of realism—there is a programmatic and practical inclination of such art and literature toward the world of the historical and the social—the real in the original sense of the word. This study will enable readers to confront, in a new and dependable manner, the issues of literary realism and its digressions into magical realism.