By Manon Mathias
The 1st research of George Sand and imaginative and prescient, this ebook considers the pull among the visible and the visionary in nineteenth-century France via an exam of Sand's novels. With an intensive corpus starting from Sand's early texts via to her later, much less known works, it repositions Sand's œuvre along that of the foremost realist authors and demonstrates her special figuring out of the radical as a mixture of the concrete and the summary. By
studying Sand's engagement with visible versions linked to realism-the replicate, the version of portray, and the medical gaze-this booklet proposes a extra sustained discussion among Sand's paintings and realism than has hitherto been said, yet argues that Sand noticeably reworks those types to depict a
dynamic, mysterious and ever-changing international. while Sand has been learn as an writer bypassing truth in favour of the right, this examine indicates that she is devoted to actual remark, yet that she always ties this strategy with the conceptual and the visionary. The ebook breaks new floor particularly by way of studying Sand's literary engagement with the visible arts, and it additionally deals the 1st sustained attention of Sand as a systematic author. via reading Sand's œuvre from
the viewpoint of imaginative and prescient, this research not just reassesses Sand's writing perform, but in addition rethinks the kin among the visible and the radical during this interval. extra in particular, it argues that Sand's paintings demanding situations our technique of theorizing those family members. In her rejection of binaries and her
syncretic figuring out of imaginative and prescient, Sand breaks traditional different types and writes novels which are right away realist, visionary, mystical and medical.
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