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Author Button, Peter, 1960-

Title Configurations of the real in Chinese literary and aesthetic modernity / by Peter Button
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)
Series Ideas, history, and modern China, 1875-9394 ; v. 1
Ideas, history, and modern China ; v. 1
Contents The trials of Chinese literary realism -- Lu Xun's Ah Q as gruesome hybrid -- The aesthetic critique of modernity in Chinese Marxism, new criticism, and Adorno -- Global/modern figurations of the type in Cai Yi, Heidegger, and Whitman -- Aesthetics and desire in Yang Mo's Song of youth
Summary "Tracing the formation of the modern concept of literature in 20th century China, this book examines the emergence of the Chinese socialist realist novel in relation to the literary and philosophical currents globalized in the wake of capitalist modernity"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-299) and index
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Subject Chinese fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Socialist realism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008048769
ISBN 9047424263 (electronic bk.)
9789047424260 (electronic bk.)