Foregrounded description in prose fiction: five cross-literary studies
In this wide-ranging study, Jose Manuel Lopes proposes a theoretical framework for analysing the role of description in prose fiction. He offers readings of texts drawn from four national literatures - French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian - testing his model across a cultural and temporal spectrum.
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Towards an analytical framework
Description and mise en abyme in Zolas Une Page damour
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