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The Resource Maupassant's fiction and the Darwinian view of life, Laurence A. Gregorio

Maupassant's fiction and the Darwinian view of life, Laurence A. Gregorio

Label
Maupassant's fiction and the Darwinian view of life
Title
Maupassant's fiction and the Darwinian view of life
Statement of responsibility
Laurence A. Gregorio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Naturalists wrote from a "scientific" point of view, and no science had more currency in society in the late nineteenth century than Darwin's theory of evolution. Until now, this motif in Guy de Maupassant has escaped critical attention. Maupassant's Fiction and the Darwinian View of Life examines evolutionary theory in the literature in a way accessible to students of literature and science alike. It first explains the theoretical basis and Maupassant's affinity for it, then studies one short story, "La Ficelle," in its entirety, proposing a new and interesting interpretation based on evidence read through a Darwinian lens. The remaining chapters organize a lively Darwinian reading of Maupassant according to topics such as natural selection, heredity, and materialism. The book shows that Darwinism and the economic variety of Social Darwinism figure significantly in Maupassant's fiction. It is a must for students and teachers of Naturalism and Darwinism across the liberal arts."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregorio, Laurence A
Dewey number
843/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2357
LC item number
.G74 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures
Series volume
vol. 143
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naturalism in literature
  • Evolution in literature
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Maupassant, Guy de
  • Darwin, Charles
Label
Maupassant's fiction and the Darwinian view of life, Laurence A. Gregorio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Darwinism and its evolution -- Ch. 2. Guy de Maupassant, "a life" -- Ch. 3. A Darwinian reading of "La Ficelle" -- Ch. 4. Premises of a Darwinian reading of Maupassant -- Ch. 5. Hostility, amorality, struggle and selection -- Ch. 6. Reproduction and sexual selection -- Ch. 7. Conditions, environment and population
Control code
57010191
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780820476377
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Maupassant's fiction and the Darwinian view of life, Laurence A. Gregorio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Darwinism and its evolution -- Ch. 2. Guy de Maupassant, "a life" -- Ch. 3. A Darwinian reading of "La Ficelle" -- Ch. 4. Premises of a Darwinian reading of Maupassant -- Ch. 5. Hostility, amorality, struggle and selection -- Ch. 6. Reproduction and sexual selection -- Ch. 7. Conditions, environment and population
Control code
57010191
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780820476377
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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