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Fiction rivals science [electronic resource] : the French novel from Balzac to Proust / Allen Thiher.

By: Thiher, Allen, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (ix, 226 p.).ISBN: 0826263461 (electronic bk.); 9780826263469 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Literature and science -- France | Science in literature | Roman fran�cais -- 19e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature et sciences -- France | Sciences dans la litt�eratureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fiction rivals science.DDC classification: 843/.809 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction to literature's encounter with science -- Balzac and the unity of knowledge -- Flaubert and the ambiguous victory of positivism -- Zola's collaborative rivalry with science -- Proust and the end of epistemic competition.
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English and French.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-215) and index.

Introduction to literature's encounter with science -- Balzac and the unity of knowledge -- Flaubert and the ambiguous victory of positivism -- Zola's collaborative rivalry with science -- Proust and the end of epistemic competition.

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